La Barrique Perdu (The Lost Barrel) – A wonderful story of an overlooked barrel of wine, a French winemakers childhood love of Belgian artists Hergé and his Adventures of Tintin and an opportunity to marry them both. This was a very fun tribute illustration, inked and colored to capture the essence of a classic Tintin cover "The Black Island", inserting winemaker Alexis Pouillon and his trusty winery dog T-Bone.
La Barrique Perdu (The Lost Barrel)
New label design for Domaine Poullion's very popular Black Dot wine. Many lines of design were explored (some of which can be seen as unused designs and the end of this page). This client chosen direction features illustration of the prominent Domaine Pouillon antique windmill that sits in the estate vineyard, a rich textured paper, die cut and gloss spot "hi-build"
Development and design of Domaine Poullion's sub-brand "Ladies and Gentlemen". A wine series that evokes a bygone era. Three separate labels: Monsier: a red blend, Madame: a white blend, and Mademoiselle: a rosé. Extensive research into period photography that might represent these labels began the process. editing, similar toning and spot color work formed the photo work that was married with typography that brought the brand together.
For the Vin Blanc – "White Table" wine label design, I was tasked with exploring a new format for a price conscious line of white table wine. A tongue in cheek play on "White Table" formed the basis of the illustration modeled on a personal table of Vincent Van Gogh.
Label design for a new Ice wine called "Ste. Lyle du Frigo" (Saint Lyle of the Fridge). A design that was intended to evoke a 40's-50's era antique fridge. Research into 50's era advertising was the inspiration for this fun illustration and typography.
labels based on previous estate labels designed before I started working with Domaine Pouillon, I had previous to this refined the labels typography to better represent the information. for these labels, I was contracted to create new charcoal illustrations of the Balsom Root flowers that blanket Lyle and the gorge in the spring. For the Fleur de Lyle label, the client desired a balsam root representation that evoked a Fleur de Lis.
Label development for a 'new' wine inspired by the famous French Beaujolais Nouveau. We originally explored labels that were influenced by French art nouveau silent film plates, allowing for fun use of typography. The client ultimately decided that they wanted a more colorful approach that was reminiscent of the wild Georges Deboeuf yearly Beaujolais Nouveau labels utilizing an abstract painting by their son.
Photography by Kelly Turso – @kellytursophoto