De Auras Wheat Sour

If in a golden field a wanderer should appear as from the air, beware. Harvest is upon, the sickle raised, and through the haze, his sour leer. As quickly as the winged pilgrim travels near from nowhere, shall your spirit melt into thin, thin air.

Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour

For our second contribution to Driftwood Brewery’s Bird of Prey Sour Series, our first task was to choose a bird that befits this wheat sour. We decided on the peregrine falcon, whose name means “through the field” and “sickle,” and who is renowned for high-speed aerial attacks.

Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour

We created the name De Auras, resonating with the Bird of Prey names, and whose elevated nature causes narrative tension when set against the violent imagery. To contrast with the balanced, iconic stare of Obscuritas Dark Sour, we decided to illustrate the peregrine falcon’s unnerving sideways leer. The extreme close-up of the one eye adds a sense of dynamics and speed by contrasting with the violent silhouettes viewed from afar, their background echoing the eye.

Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour
Packaging Design for Driftwood Brewery's De Auras Wheat Sour

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