Set in 1960-something Europe, Caper is a two-player strategy card game in which players recruit thieves, equip them with gear, and pull off heists at locations throughout Paris, Rome, or London. Emrich Office designed and illustrated 24 thief characters, 24 gear cards, 23 location cards, the game currency, and the game box.
After seeing our work for Bottle Logic Brewing, Kyle Key and Mattox Shuler of Keymaster Games reach out to us to create artwork for their new game Campy Creatures. As fellow designers, it was important to Kyle and Mattox that the game be not only stunningly beautiful, but also intuitive and easy to play. Inspired by our love of vintage horror movie posters and pulp fiction, we set to work, designing and illustrating 9 campy creature playing cards, as well all the other game pieces and packaging. The result is a game that looks unique in the board game industry and has spawned a collaboration that reaches beyond gaming an into craft beer… Bottle Logic Brewing will be releasing a series of tart beers in collaboration with Campy Creatures in 2017!
We also created a series of movie-poster-sized screen prints of the campy creatures art in our shop.
Turner's is a family-owned, award-winning dairy serving Pennsylvania since 1930. For years, the dairy industry has positioned itself as a healthy commodity with humdrum packaging. Recently, cashed-up diary alternatives have introduced sophisticated brands with unique packaging, making the dairy aisle look like a white wasteland by comparison. We helped Turner's stand out by honoring their heritage, distinguishing them as a "craft" dairy, and introducing colorful packaging worthy of display on your kitchen counter.
When Bottle Logic Brewing teamed up with us, they wanted an identity that demonstrates that there are still frontiers worth exploring and new discoveries to be made. The final result evokes the can-do attitude of America's golden age of science, with a little sci-fi mixed in.
Each Cold Classics release features a remastered version of a traditional beer style, paired with an homage to pulp science fiction. Each label in the series will feature a glimpse of a larger storyline, featuring the brewery's primary brand character, Eve, and her accomplices. Eve represents Bottle Logic's can-do attitude, rebellious spirit, and thirst for knowledge (and great beer).
Project Hoptomotron is Bottle Logic's painstaking endeavor to build the ultimate IPA (India Pale Ale). Each release will build upon the brewery's exploration of different hop varieties, malt, water profiles, and yeast. Similarly, each release's label features a different section of the Hoptomotron's robotic construction, beginning with Double Actuator. Once Bottle Logic's magnum opus is complete, the fully-constucted colossus will be revealed.
Bottle Logic's Induction series features simple, tried-and-true beer styles with a comic book storyline. Each label features an excerpt of Bottle Logic mythology, illustrated in widescreen. For inspiration, we researched the work of Jack Kirby and other golden-age comic book artists.
The stasis project is Bottle Logic's barrel-aged and sour beer initiative. The series kicked off with Darkstar November Imperial Stout. We designed the series to look like a top secret Nasa experiment. Our favorite touch is the age gauge near the bottom of the label that indicates how long the beer has been aged before bottling.
Each year Fonts.com selects a designer to help them create Fontacular, a 5-day font extravaganza, featuring daily deals and giveaways. For 2015, we had the honor being selected to create the campaign, which included a logo, poster, pennant, homepage banners, and 15 font specimens. After looking at the featured fonts we decided to explore a theme inspired by medieval legends and epic poetry: Beowulf, the Nibelungenlied, Tristan and Iseult. It was an exciting challenge to use fonts we've never used before, and still create a cohesive campaign.
For Copper Kettle's canned beers, we wanted to create a classic product that shows it's high-quality but also highly "sessionable." That's craft beer lingo for you can drink several beers but not get wasted. We kept the design simple, and instead of including fancy food pairings, we featured humorous activity pairings on the side of the can. The idea is that you can still do cool stuff and have a beer at the same time! Just don't drink and drive.
Copper Kettle Brewing Co.'s core beers combine Old-World brewing with New-World flavors. Each label design reflects the heritage of the beer and its special ingredients. The labels are printed on metallized BOPP to prominently reveal the brewery's signature copper color.
Copper Kettle's barrel-aged beers are released in small, seasonal quantities. Each label reflects the love and care that goes into the creation of each brew. The bottles are individually numbered and story notes provide the customer with details on the brewer's inspiration for the beer and how it was produced. Because each of these beers are intended to be cellared and savored, each bottle is dipped in wax to help preserve the bottle's seal for the aging process.
Jacks Vodka was personal labor of love to celebrate Josh's grandparents' — Paul and Betty Jacks' — 90th birthday. Emrich Office commissioned CopperMuse Distillery to develop a small batch of 90 proof vodka. The main body label features a timeline of family and historical events in Paul and Betty's life. The hang tags feature a birthday message on one side and custom drink recipes on the other.
When CopperMuse Distillery chose us to develop their identity, they wanted to evoke a time when America was emerging from Prohibition and coming into its own in terms of art, architecture, music, popular culture, and especially cocktails. The final identity was inspired by the Art Deco movement and classical greek mythology with a little nip slip for good measure.
Rum naturally brings to mind imagery of the tropics and sea-going folk; however, CopperMuse Rum is more refined and sophisticated than its tattooed, black-bearded counterparts. Instead, we focused on deco-inspired patterns and rich colors. Subtly, this solution still evokes a tropical atmosphere of waves, sunny days, and hot nights.
As a craft distillery, one of CopperMuse's objectives is to provide more choice and unique spirits for connoisseurs. With CopperMuse's Vodka, we wanted to give the choice between an angelic, classically pure Vodka, Vertueux, and a sinfully unique black Vodka, Vicieux. The solution was straight forward: we created two sister muses, one representing Purity and the other representing Rebellion, both equally beautiful.