I was recently asked to design a wine label for a contest.
Someone in my husband’s office has friends in Croatia who own a restaurant and a vinyard. The owners have decided to hold a label-making contest for their wine. The prize for the winning design will be a case of wine bearing the designed label. She said that we could split the prize if we win. hmm… very tempting, indeed! So I went to work, using Photoshop.
I was given the following information with various photographs she had taken while visiting the town.
Name of village: Ston, Croatia
Type of grapes: Plavac Mali
Name of restaurant: Stagnum
Things to be included on the label:
- Name of the restaurant using same or similar font
- The wall that surrounds the town
- Front gate of the restaurant
While researching information about wine label designs, I found this undergraduate research that looked at how the aesthetics of a label can change the perception of quality and also the price of the wine. Fascinating!!
Anyway, here are the images that I chose to work with:
…and….. drum roll……
Here is the finished design:
This is sort of how it would look on a bottle:
What do you think?? :) Do you think we will win? I’ll keep you posted!
kee-dae-ha-shi-ra !!! (Remember? This phrase in Korean means “expect great things!”) Yay!