Amazing results from The Spirits Business Design Awards 2023... Master for: Isle of Raasay Gin. Gold for: Astraea Gin, X.A Volcan Tequila, Via Carota Classic Cocktails, Dada Chapel Brhum, The Hearach Whisky, Lagg Whisky, Compass Box Ultramarine Whisky, LEX by Nemiroff Vodka, Berry Bros. & Rudd No.3 Gin. Silver for: Dada Chapel Vodka.
Lagg packs go Platinum! Our team was awarded a prestigious Pentawards Platinum for being the best in category winner for dark spirits at this year’s ceremony at Magazine London on the Greenwich Peninsula at last Friday’s Gala ceremony – congratulations one and all!
The 2023 IWSC Design Awards results are in: Contemporary Design Winner: Isle of Harris Gin. Highly Commended: Savoia Americano Rosso. Gift Pack Design: Winner: Isle of Raasay Whisky & Gin. Traditional Design: Winner: Showerings Cider. Highly Commended: Berry Bros & Rudd No.3 Gin. Click on the image to read more.
One of the judges, Nicolas Mathieu from Chanel said "We were won over by the elongated design and the ten faceted “levels” that represents the stages of production of the vodka. The bottle can also light up in a nightclub setting,"
Compass Box has announced the release of the third limited-edition expression in their Extinct Blends Quartet: Metropolis. As with all Compass Box expressions, the producer expresses its vision through a unique label from the design team at Stranger & Stranger.
The great day is drawing nigh. At 13.00 hours on September 22nd, the first public dram of ‘The Hearach’, produced by the Isle of Harris Distillery, will be poured with due ceremony. Stranger & Stranger are proud to have been part of the journey.
Amazing to receive this accolade for a sixth year. Thank you to the International Spirits Challenge. Our own Ivan Bell received the award on the night.
An awesome set of awards from International Spirits Challenge 2023. One double gold, two gold, nine silver and four bronze. Wow!
We are very happy to announce we won GOLD for Astraea Gin and Via Carota Craft Cocktails and SILVER for Volcan Tequila, Kings Ginger Liqueur and Powers Irish Whiskey.
Stranger & Stranger’s Lutèce Apéritif packaging pays homage to this spirit brand’s passion for authenticity and sustainability.
Announcing an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for our designs on Astraea Gin and Volcan Tequila packaging – thanks to our amazing clients!
At this years 25th FAB Awards we won a Gold Award with Dada Chapel!
“I’d advise everyone to strap in and see how they can make AI a tool before they become a tool of AI…” That’s the stark warning of drinks design legend, Kevin Shaw, founder of Stranger & Stranger.
Radiating the French Riviera spirit around the world, The Gardener Gin pays tribute to the unique art-de-vivre and biodiversity of the region. It is a quest for perfection, dreamed up by friends who share a dedication to art and craft. How could our bespoke bottle and packaging design not convey such provenance. Photography: Serge Chapuis
AMAZING to see our packaging works for Santa Ana receiving gold accolades for both the bottle and the label designs in the World Gin Awards.
WONDERFUL to see our packaging designs for The Un-told Story, Hanson and Compass Box receiving accolades in the World Whisky Awards.
GREAT to see our packaging designs for X-Muse and 42 Below receiving accolades in the World Vodka Awards.
Our new packaging design for Astraea Gin won in this year’s GDUSA Packaging Design Awards!
Ulysses Whiskey x Art is a unique coming together of master distillers and a literary masterpiece, resulting in a collection of 18 Special Editions, each a highly collectable and rare whiskey, released every year on Bloomsday, June 16th. Each distillers’ unique contribution will be immortalized during the next 18 years and bottled with unique labels designed each year by Stranger & Stranger.
Via Carota Craft Cocktails have launched a line of ready-to-drink classics, White Negroni, Classic Negroni, Espresso Martini, Signature Martini, Signature Manhattan, and Old Fashioned. Each offering is housed in artful decanters designed by industry standouts Stranger & Stranger.
We won Platinum, Gold, Silver, and an Honorable Mention in this year's Graphis 10 awards for Eminente, X Muse, Dada Chapel, Stranahan's, Hangar 1 Smoke Point, and Savoia.
Our new packaging design of Kings Ginger for Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits wins the World Liqueur Award for Best Liqueur Design, Best Bottle Design!
Proud to win Label Design Gold and Bottle Design Bronze for Dada Potato Vodka & Bottle Design Silver for Good Vodka at the 2022 World Vodka Awards!
Check out all our GDUSA Awards winners in the latest online edition of GDUSA Magazine! Flip to pages 168-169.
The collectible bottle comes with packaging that true fans of the series will appreciate, complete with several quotes on the bottle from characters in the show like Michonne, Daryl, Rick, and Hershel.
Proud to have won Best Label Design for our Azaline pack, at the World Vermouth Awards 2022!
World's Best Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Vermouth and Liqueur categories.
"We're noticing an increase in the number of requests to design bespoke glass bottles," says Ivan Bell, group CEO and managing director at Stranger & Stranger. "Clients are deciding to invest in their brands and go bespoke with stand-out bottle structures; designs that allow a brand to be more individual and iconic."
September 1st marks five years of the Art of ITALICUS and the anniversary of the brand. ITALICUS - Rosolio di Bergamotto is excited to announce they have once again partnered with the renowned and award-winning designers,Stranger & Stranger.
Thank you to the International Spirits Challenge 2022
Castle & Key Distillery’s various gins showcase seasonal botanicals, many of them grown on-site in the ruins of an old warehouse, and even its vodka is designed to appeal to serious drinkers, being made from scratch with a true whiskey mashbill instead of neutral grain spirit.
The tequila industry continues to see a noticeable uptick in popularity and as a result, spirits imprints across the board have been seizing any opportunity they can get to cash in on the action. The latest to hop on the train is Moët Hennessy — the wine and spirits umbrella company that currently owns brands like Hennessy, Dom Perignon and Belvedere — which has just announced its newest tequila Volcán X.A.
Take a look at all the beautiful pieces showcased, and our own Ivan Bell amongst the judging panel! Fedrigoni Top Award is a celebration of beauty and creativity. It is a tribute to hard work, design and expression using Fedrigoni Papers and self-adhesives materials. It is the only award in the world that honours graphic designers, printers and customers together as a team.
By order of the Peaky Blinders. The “Prohibition Recipe” bottles designed by Stranger & Stranger harken back to whiskeys made and aged around the 1920s.
Our own Cosimo Surace to judge ARTSTHREAD and Gucci global design graduate show 2022!
Very pleased to announce an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for our design of Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits' The King's Ginger.
Our own Ivan Bell enjoyed a great panel discussion at the PENTAWARDS festival last Friday on the future of the design agency with Emma Follett (Design Bridge) and James Ramsden (Coley Porter Bell), thanks to you both and thanks to Reuben Christian for hosting our discussion.
Love to hear about the good old days when he’d trade design for wine? Don't miss the next PaperSpecs Live [unboxed] virtual/hands-on event with a special appearance by our own Kevin Shaw!
"The unique bottle was designed by Stranger & Stranger and draws on the colours of the jersey Lester Piggott wore when he rode Never Say Die to victory in 1954."
Winners: Bevridge tasting kit, Castle & Key Distillery Untold Story, Compass Box Menagerie, Hotaling & Co. Hirsch Horizon, Old Potrero, Australian Distilling - Old Young's and Gingin Gin's Gingin Gin, Powers, Proximo Spirits Bushmills single malt range, Rockey's milk punch.
Stranger & Stranger crafted the packaging design for Manhattan's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition
The spirits brand was Manhattan's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, and the packaging design aptly reflects this historical characteristic.
Sometimes it can be wiser to stand back from the latest technology craze to see what it is all about before diving in. That’s definitely the case with NFTs, argues Kevin Shaw, founder and owner of Stranger & Stranger.
Tennessee straight whiskey Daddy Rack has achieved nationwide presence in the UK through Waitrose, the first ‘Double Mellowed’ spirit to be offered by the retailer.
Stranger & Stranger’s 19 Crimes features in Shanken News Daily
Stoelzle Glass Prestige Spirits won the Luxury Drinks – Primary Pack Award at the recent Luxury Packaging Awards. Their work on our Isle of Raasay Whisky packaging won the top award.
Can there be an upside to wildfires that ravaged some California vineyards? At Hangar 1, a spirits company in Alameda, California, they may have found one. Smoke Point Vodka is distilled from the juice of Napa Valley merlot and malbec grapes damaged in the 2020 Glass fire. Proceeds from sales are being donated to the California Fire Foundation, which supports firefighters and their families.
DIAMOND – BEST OF SHOW, Eminente Reserva by Moët Hennessy, France, and Stranger & Stranger, UK With its crocodile-shaped logo and textured glass bottle, this rum was inspired by its native Cuban land that locals call “Isla del Cocodrilo” (Island of the crocodile).
Stranger & Stranger’s 19 Crimes packaging features in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! What will you be drinking today?
In case you missed it; here is our inspiring founder, Kevin Shaw talking at the PENTAWARDS Festival Spring Edition: What the heck is going on?