Lovely deep debossing and chunky typography gives this Australian-grown duo of traditional Spanish wines a rustic Iberian village feel. 
Designed by Parallax Design for Wirra Wirra Vineyards Lovely deep debossing and chunky typography gives this Australian-grown duo of traditional Spanish wines a rustic Iberian village feel. 
Designed by Parallax Design for Wirra Wirra Vineyards Lovely deep debossing and chunky typography gives this Australian-grown duo of traditional Spanish wines a rustic Iberian village feel. 
Designed by Parallax Design for Wirra Wirra Vineyards

Lovely deep debossing and chunky typography gives this Australian-grown duo of traditional Spanish wines a rustic Iberian village feel. 

Designed by Parallax Design for Wirra Wirra Vineyards

Chunky black and white ilustration, some simple typography and a shiny foil-blocked seal. What more do you need.
A new Single Vineyard range for Shaw Family Vintners, design by Parallax, Sydney. Chunky black and white ilustration, some simple typography and a shiny foil-blocked seal. What more do you need.
A new Single Vineyard range for Shaw Family Vintners, design by Parallax, Sydney.

Chunky black and white ilustration, some simple typography and a shiny foil-blocked seal. What more do you need.

A new Single Vineyard range for Shaw Family Vintners, design by Parallax, Sydney.

Amazing photos from northern Italy showing where giant boulders dislodged from the mountainside and crashed through a barn and into a vineyard. Even more impressive is how close the boulder came to a previously fallen boulder, like some giant geological game of petanque!
Via The Guardian Amazing photos from northern Italy showing where giant boulders dislodged from the mountainside and crashed through a barn and into a vineyard. Even more impressive is how close the boulder came to a previously fallen boulder, like some giant geological game of petanque!
Via The Guardian Amazing photos from northern Italy showing where giant boulders dislodged from the mountainside and crashed through a barn and into a vineyard. Even more impressive is how close the boulder came to a previously fallen boulder, like some giant geological game of petanque!
Via The Guardian

Amazing photos from northern Italy showing where giant boulders dislodged from the mountainside and crashed through a barn and into a vineyard. Even more impressive is how close the boulder came to a previously fallen boulder, like some giant geological game of petanque!

Via The Guardian

Packaging design expert Kevin Shaw reveals some sobering facts about the environmental impact of wine bottles.

This year we launched a square wine bottle called California Square. Total Wines was, like Safeway, progressive enough to trial it and its floor staff were briefed to talk about the benefits of greener packaging. Of course, the bottling line bitched and whined about the fact that it would be impossible to use square bottles, and did that right up to the point when we pointed out that three of the biggest liquor brands in the world come in square format. The wine trade has a lot of people for whom the computer always says no.

This vintage ad featuring Orson Welles reminded us of this unfortunate outtakes reel of his ‘well-lubricated’ performance for Paul Masson wines.

Orson Welles Drunk Outtakes

Continuing on from yesterday’s Van Rouge, we have another example of charming French automobiles, this time in the form of John McConnell’s designs for Waitrose Wine Direct (1999–2001) and featuring an illustration of the classic Citroën H van drawn by Benoît Jacques.

According to Eye magazine (Issue 81, Autumn 2011) the magazine’s grid was based on the typical three-by-four subdivisions of a typical box of 12 bottles.

Whilst leafing through the design book ‘Alas! Smith & Milton’ we came across these logos for Van Blanc and Van Rouge. The quirkily Gallic names were created by for the launch in 1985 of the Citroen Visa, a small run-around van available only in red or white. We just don’t think you’d see that kind of charm or humour on a contemporary car brand today.

The book, subtitled ‘How not to run a design company’, is a candid monograph of design agency Smith & Milton who have created brands and packaging throughout the 80s and 90s. It’s a fascinating read and a wonder to see just how many brands they have touched that are familiar from our childhood– Somerfields, Lucozade, Rowntree and (yum) Aero.
Alas! Smith & Milton on Amazon.co.uk Whilst leafing through the design book ‘Alas! Smith & Milton’ we came across these logos for Van Blanc and Van Rouge. The quirkily Gallic names were created by for the launch in 1985 of the Citroen Visa, a small run-around van available only in red or white. We just don’t think you’d see that kind of charm or humour on a contemporary car brand today.

The book, subtitled ‘How not to run a design company’, is a candid monograph of design agency Smith & Milton who have created brands and packaging throughout the 80s and 90s. It’s a fascinating read and a wonder to see just how many brands they have touched that are familiar from our childhood– Somerfields, Lucozade, Rowntree and (yum) Aero.
Alas! Smith & Milton on Amazon.co.uk Whilst leafing through the design book ‘Alas! Smith & Milton’ we came across these logos for Van Blanc and Van Rouge. The quirkily Gallic names were created by for the launch in 1985 of the Citroen Visa, a small run-around van available only in red or white. We just don’t think you’d see that kind of charm or humour on a contemporary car brand today.

The book, subtitled ‘How not to run a design company’, is a candid monograph of design agency Smith & Milton who have created brands and packaging throughout the 80s and 90s. It’s a fascinating read and a wonder to see just how many brands they have touched that are familiar from our childhood– Somerfields, Lucozade, Rowntree and (yum) Aero.
Alas! Smith & Milton on Amazon.co.uk

Whilst leafing through the design book ‘Alas! Smith & Milton’ we came across these logos for Van Blanc and Van Rouge. The quirkily Gallic names were created by for the launch in 1985 of the Citroen Visa, a small run-around van available only in red or white. We just don’t think you’d see that kind of charm or humour on a contemporary car brand today.

The book, subtitled ‘How not to run a design company’, is a candid monograph of design agency Smith & Milton who have created brands and packaging throughout the 80s and 90s. It’s a fascinating read and a wonder to see just how many brands they have touched that are familiar from our childhood– Somerfields, Lucozade, Rowntree and (yum) Aero.

Alas! Smith & Milton on Amazon.co.uk

'The Weight of Hanging Time' by artist Stefano Bombardieri, hung from the ceiling of the Ca' del Bosco winery, near Bergamo, Italy.

Ministry of Clouds is a new Australian wine brand designed by Parallax design Adelaide. The look is very clean and clear, but with premium detailing – that’s some pretty thick paper, right there! Apparently, the logomark is inspired by cloud symbols used on weather maps.  Ministry of Clouds is a new Australian wine brand designed by Parallax design Adelaide. The look is very clean and clear, but with premium detailing – that’s some pretty thick paper, right there! Apparently, the logomark is inspired by cloud symbols used on weather maps. 

Ministry of Clouds is a new Australian wine brand designed by Parallax design Adelaide. The look is very clean and clear, but with premium detailing – that’s some pretty thick paper, right there! Apparently, the logomark is inspired by cloud symbols used on weather maps

Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.
Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.
Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.
Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.
Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.

Possibly – well, almost certainly – the most beautiful wine visitor centre we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure what’s actually IN the buildings, but when they’re this striking, who cares?

The winners of the 2011 International “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture are two young emerging talents in the field of contemporary architecture, the Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and the Spanish architect Alberto Veiga: it is their project, a Promotional Centre for the D.O.C. wine: “Ribera del Duero” in Roa, Spain.

Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good. Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good. Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good. Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good. Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good.

Lovely little collection of textured black bottles, put together by ohmywine. Check out their Tumblr – it’s like Grogger, but good.

Taking a cue from the the volcanic landscape of Tenerife, these designs for Ignios Origines combine geological maps (the ‘mineral terrain’) with a rock monoprint (the ‘volcanic nature’) and a hit of bright colour to represent the grape variety. It’s a simple graphic system that to create an almost unlimited range of bottle illustrations.
Over the last few years we’ve noticed the trend towards art-only labels, where the typographic details are placed on the back or side. Sure, it’s a bit arty-farty and a bit pretentious, but the same is true of music album covers. It’s the ‘Dark Side of the Moon' approach to branding, and we love it.
Designed by Dailos Pérez, Valencia, Spain  Taking a cue from the the volcanic landscape of Tenerife, these designs for Ignios Origines combine geological maps (the ‘mineral terrain’) with a rock monoprint (the ‘volcanic nature’) and a hit of bright colour to represent the grape variety. It’s a simple graphic system that to create an almost unlimited range of bottle illustrations.
Over the last few years we’ve noticed the trend towards art-only labels, where the typographic details are placed on the back or side. Sure, it’s a bit arty-farty and a bit pretentious, but the same is true of music album covers. It’s the ‘Dark Side of the Moon' approach to branding, and we love it.
Designed by Dailos Pérez, Valencia, Spain  Taking a cue from the the volcanic landscape of Tenerife, these designs for Ignios Origines combine geological maps (the ‘mineral terrain’) with a rock monoprint (the ‘volcanic nature’) and a hit of bright colour to represent the grape variety. It’s a simple graphic system that to create an almost unlimited range of bottle illustrations.
Over the last few years we’ve noticed the trend towards art-only labels, where the typographic details are placed on the back or side. Sure, it’s a bit arty-farty and a bit pretentious, but the same is true of music album covers. It’s the ‘Dark Side of the Moon' approach to branding, and we love it.
Designed by Dailos Pérez, Valencia, Spain  Taking a cue from the the volcanic landscape of Tenerife, these designs for Ignios Origines combine geological maps (the ‘mineral terrain’) with a rock monoprint (the ‘volcanic nature’) and a hit of bright colour to represent the grape variety. It’s a simple graphic system that to create an almost unlimited range of bottle illustrations.
Over the last few years we’ve noticed the trend towards art-only labels, where the typographic details are placed on the back or side. Sure, it’s a bit arty-farty and a bit pretentious, but the same is true of music album covers. It’s the ‘Dark Side of the Moon' approach to branding, and we love it.
Designed by Dailos Pérez, Valencia, Spain 

Taking a cue from the the volcanic landscape of Tenerife, these designs for Ignios Origines combine geological maps (the ‘mineral terrain’) with a rock monoprint (the ‘volcanic nature’) and a hit of bright colour to represent the grape variety. It’s a simple graphic system that to create an almost unlimited range of bottle illustrations.

Over the last few years we’ve noticed the trend towards art-only labels, where the typographic details are placed on the back or side. Sure, it’s a bit arty-farty and a bit pretentious, but the same is true of music album covers. It’s the ‘Dark Side of the Moon' approach to branding, and we love it.

Designed by Dailos Pérez, Valencia, Spain 

Is it time to come out of hibernation yet? We’ve been a bit quiet so far in 2014 – it’s taking us a while to get going and, frankly, it’s been pretty shitty outside for most of the year.
But! The sun is out, the mornings are light and we are back on the wine wagon. Not that we were ever off it, really.
So here’s some lovely, simple dots’n’Didot design from Spain to get you started, designed by designed by TSMGO. Is it time to come out of hibernation yet? We’ve been a bit quiet so far in 2014 – it’s taking us a while to get going and, frankly, it’s been pretty shitty outside for most of the year.
But! The sun is out, the mornings are light and we are back on the wine wagon. Not that we were ever off it, really.
So here’s some lovely, simple dots’n’Didot design from Spain to get you started, designed by designed by TSMGO. Is it time to come out of hibernation yet? We’ve been a bit quiet so far in 2014 – it’s taking us a while to get going and, frankly, it’s been pretty shitty outside for most of the year.
But! The sun is out, the mornings are light and we are back on the wine wagon. Not that we were ever off it, really.
So here’s some lovely, simple dots’n’Didot design from Spain to get you started, designed by designed by TSMGO. Is it time to come out of hibernation yet? We’ve been a bit quiet so far in 2014 – it’s taking us a while to get going and, frankly, it’s been pretty shitty outside for most of the year.
But! The sun is out, the mornings are light and we are back on the wine wagon. Not that we were ever off it, really.
So here’s some lovely, simple dots’n’Didot design from Spain to get you started, designed by designed by TSMGO.

Is it time to come out of hibernation yet? We’ve been a bit quiet so far in 2014 – it’s taking us a while to get going and, frankly, it’s been pretty shitty outside for most of the year.

But! The sun is out, the mornings are light and we are back on the wine wagon. Not that we were ever off it, really.

So here’s some lovely, simple dots’n’Didot design from Spain to get you started, designed by designed by TSMGO.