Recognition

Awards

  • Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards: Pest Packaging Design (2018), for our work with Driftwood Brewing

  • The Growlies: Best Branding/Packaging (2018), for our work with Driftwood Brewing

  • Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards: Best Packaging Design (2017), for our work with Driftwood Brewing

  • The DieLine Awards Outstanding Achievement (2016) for a series of five Driftwood Brewing labels:

    • Obscuritas, Raised by Wolves, Old Cellar Dweller, De Auras, and Son of the Morning

  • Applied Arts Illustration Award (2016) for a series of five Driftwood Brewing labels:

    • Obscuritas, Raised by Wolves, Old Cellar Dweller, De Auras, and Son of the Morning

  • 1st Place, CAMRA Vancouver Award (2015) for Best BC Beer Label Artwork (for Old Cellar Dweller)

  • 1st Place, CAMRA Vancouver Award (2014) for Best BC Beer Label Artwork (for Fat Tug)

  • Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2014) in the category of Packaging Design (for Coven Vodka)

  • Bonamici Cellars was awarded two awards in the Wine Packaging Design section of the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition:

    • GOLD in the category of Art/Illustration (“Use of original illustration as the driving element of the package design”)

    • SILVER in the category of Modern Classic (“Best modern interpretation of a traditional style”)

  • Summit Creative Award (2014) in the category of Packaging (Silver for Stoutnik and Bronze for Bonamici Cellars)

  • DieLine Award (2014) in the category of Packaging Design for Spirits (for Coven Vodka)

  • Applied Arts Award (2014) in the category of Packaging Design for Beer/Wine/Spirits (for Coven Vodka)

  • Redgees finalist (2014) in the category of Packaging Design (for Stoutnik)

  • Applied Arts Award (2013) in the category of Packaging Design for Beer/Wine/Spirits (for Stoutnik)

  • DieLine Award (2013) in the category of Packaging Design for Beer & Malt Beverages (for Stoutnik)

  • Lotus Award (2013) in the Packaging Design category (for Stoutnik)

Media

2017

Decibel Magazine interviewed Richard about the metal beer labels he has designed for Driftwood Brewing.

Six of our branding & packaging design projects were published in Los Logos 8, along with a full interview about our studio and our process. The book is “his expertly curated collection is both a guide to the latest innovations and a prognostication of coming trends” and is available on Amazon.

In-depth interview on ThirstyBastards.com about our work with Driftwood Brewery.

Long-form interview with Leif by the Food Bloggers of Canada about our involvement in branding and design for the alcohol industry.

2016

Great article from How Magazine exploring the history of our studio, our decision to specialize, and our growth over the last few years.

2015

The Hand That Rocks The Label, an article about our packaging design work with Driftwood Brewery in The Growler. Full text of the article can be seen here.

Richard and Leif were interviewed for an article in Metro News, The Art Of Brewing.

The Stoutnik packaging that we designed for Longwood Brewery was featured in the first book from OhBeautifulBeer.com

ShawTV feature on our studio:

Richard’s article, Beyond All Boundaries: Don’t Get Boxed in When Designing Craft Alcohol Packaging published in Design Edge Canada.

2014

Unruly Gin/Vodka and The Empiric Gin were published in the International Design Awards’ Book of the Year, Vol. 7

The Unruly Gin / Unruly Vodka packaging that we designed for Wayward Distillation House was featured in Under Consideration Quarterly, Issue Q3, 2014

Two of the beer labels we designed for Longwood Brewery – Stoutnik and SteamPunk Dunkel – were featured in a new book by Daniel Bellon, Cool Beer Labels: The Best Art & Design from Breweries Around the World.

We were interviewed for the cover story in the April 2014 issue of Package Design Magazine, which featured the packaging we designed for The Empiric and Stoutnik. Full article can be read here.

Our studio was featured in the “Fresh” section of Communication Arts

2013

Coven Vodka featured in Under Consideration Quarterly, Issue Q4-2103

An article about our studio in Orchard & Vine Magazine (see page 12)

Stoutnik featured in a Paper Specs Inspiration Video

Coven Vodka featured in Global Design Resources‘s (illustrious) Global Innovation Report (see PDF)

Cover story in our home-town paper, the Nanaimo Daily News

Two of the brands we created for Longwood Brewery (The Big One and Berried Alive) featured in a Globe & Mail article about BC’s Craft Breweries

Stoutnik featured in Inside Packaging Magazine (see PDF of the article)

Stoutnik featured in Under Consideration Quarterly, Issue Q2, 2013

An article written by Leif, in Crush Magazine (a wine industry publication)

Article about Hired Guns Creative in Orchard & Vine Magazine

2012

An article about us in Crush Magazine (a wine industry publication)