Wine & Design
Sure, by night I am a Food Blog Mobster, but by day I am a graphic designer. The worlds of design and food often collide. I find myself drawn to pretty, interesting and creative packaging when I am grocery shopping. When perusing wine, I must admit I am a sucker for labels, and will buy a wine solely because I like the look of it. This is not the best approach to wine shopping, I am aware, and I have gotten some wines that definitely did not live up to the promises of their lovely labels. That said, there are some really really neat wine labels out there.
A search of design websites yielded lots of wonderful examples. Like these:
And the crafter in me is completely in love with these embroidered labels:
Label and Package design isn’t all about looking good. Some really good designers can insert some sort of function, making for really innovative and useful packaging…
I love the idea of this label with a peel-off section that you can keep for future reference. It would be great if all wine bottles had this, but until then, here is a tutorial on how to remove wine labels that you want to save in a journal.
Looking beyond the label/bottle itself, here’s a fantastic idea for a wine box:
Do you pay attention to the look of your wine bottle? Are you less likely to buy gimmicky or ugly bottles? Do you think the label design plays a part in how you choose new wines? I would love love love to design wine labels. Until then, I will just keep enjoying wine, admiring their packaging, and learning more about wine labels (added this book to my wishlist!).