St. Patrick’s Day Design

St. Patrick’s Day Design

Earlier this week, I came across Budweiser’s holiday cans for St. Patrick’s Day: I couldn’t resist picking them up with the idea of making a cool piece of jewelry to wear to St. Patrick’s Day events.  So, this morning, I took the bottles and dove into design.  I thought I would write a quick post on the process and the final product. The...

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Life & Limb – The Backstory

Life & Limb – The Backstory

The headline of the backstory for Life & Limb is the innovative partnership between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head breweries.  There is truly a story behind this brand rooted in “a shared passion”. The Partnership Right on the label of the bottle and the front page of the website there is a letter from Sam Calagione and Ken Grossman that starts...

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The Taste of Life & Limb

The Taste of Life & Limb

Apparently, I was so fascinated by the pretty pictures on the label when I purchased the beer that I TOTALLY missed the fact that this beer is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head breweries.  When I saw “bottled and brewed by Sierra Nevada, I stopped there. Now, actually reading the label to see if they describe the taste, I see the partnership....

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Introducing Life and Limb

Introducing Life and Limb

This week, I started the selection process at Super Wine and Liquor in Canton.  I absolutely love this place.  There are sooooo many wines and beers to choose from that I am truly like a kid in a candy store.  I pick great bottle and label designs left and right.  Then I’m always forced to narrow the options, pick just a couple and save the rest for...

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Designs Inspired by Beanblossom

Designs Inspired by Beanblossom

Last week, I had a great time learning more about the Beanblossom brand.  As I started to think about the designs, I knew I had a great bottle cap to work with and I really loved the images on the bottle.  So, I set right in to get the images off the bottle.  Here’s the result of my first attempt: Clearly this is not like a regular can of beer.  Those...

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The Backstory – Beanblossom Cider

The Backstory – Beanblossom Cider

After my experiences last week, I was very excited to find great information about Beanblossom Cider and the producer – Oliver Winery online.  The Beanblossom brand has a section on the Oliver website and the Oliver brand has both Facebook and Twitter accounts where they actively interact with their customers and followers.  I enjoyed learning more about...

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The Taste of Beanblossom Cider

The Taste of Beanblossom Cider

After carefully taking off the awesome Beanblossom Apple Cider bottle cap, I was anxious to see if I liked the flavor of the drink inside the bottle….. Thoughts from the Brand Fitting with the wonderful personality of this brand, there is a great story on the background/flavor right on the bottle.  I love how the story starts on the front and continues...

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Introducing Beanblossom Apple Cider

Introducing Beanblossom Apple Cider

This week I’m featuring my first hard cider.  The packaging of this one is so fun and full of personality I’m excited for the week ahead. I love the little truck that is integrated on the bottle cap.  Creating a design with just the cap is certain to be a fun and whimsical style. The Bottle The overall bottle isn’t really a bottle –...

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Design Inspired by Zinopolis

Design Inspired by Zinopolis

So, does the image have you intrigued?  It should.  This week, I took a new path and the design is NOT jewelry or drink markers.  I’m not sure how it happened, but as I was trying to fall asleep earlier this week a new design was in my head for the Zinopolis cork and label.  Rather than trying to fight the thought I just went with it.  I suppose that...

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Zinopolis – The Backstory (Or Not)

Zinopolis – The Backstory (Or Not)

Well, this is an interesting week….I’ve got pretty much nothing for a backstory on Zinopolis.  The kicker is that it took me nearly an hour to “find nothing”.  When you go to the website for Zinopolis, you see this: Yep.  That’s it.  That is the ENTIRE website!!!   Seriously?!  The marketer in me wants to scream at the branding...

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The Taste of Zinopolis

The Taste of Zinopolis

Zinfandel’s are one of my favorite types of wines.  The last Zin I blogged about was a pure label pick – Blue Groove.  I’m anxious to see how the taste of this Zinfandel stacks up. Thoughts from the Brand Straight from the bottle is a great description of the wine: The vines have crept into the crevices of flavor and climbed their way up...

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Introduction to Zinopolis

Introduction to Zinopolis

This week, the wine choice is Zinopolis – a 2010 Zinfandel from California.   This choice was made for several reasons.  First, I was drawn to the label design.  Then, I was intrigued by the name….tying the label design to the type of wine and the city where it is produced.  I love a good Zinfandel and I hadn’t seen this brand before.  So,...

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Jewelry Inspired by Bell’s Hopslam

Jewelry Inspired by Bell’s Hopslam

The design direction for this week’s jewelry collection was a little difficult to discover.  While I learned a lot of cool things about Bell’s brewery and the cult following of Hopslam, I didn’t have a clear vision on what I wanted to create.  I finally came to the conclusion that each of Bell’s beers have their own unique personality...

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Bell’s Brewery – The Backstory

Bell’s Brewery – The Backstory

I’ve had Bell’s beers as favorites on my list for quite a few years.  While I knew the brand was from Michigan, I didn’t know too much more about the background of the company.  So, this week I was able to learn quite a bit about the history of how the company was founded and what they stand for today.  Hopefully, there will be a few things...

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My name is Lori Sullivan. By day I'm a Marketing Strategist and by night I'm a Jewelry Designer. I also enjoy relaxing with family and friends with a great wine or beer. This blog is the place where my passions for drinks, design, memories and marketing mix.