Every Friday afternoon we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we’re giving bright summer hues a break because we just can’t resist the super-mod coupling of black and white. Below is a lesson in all the different looks one can achieve with the ultimate color pairing—from divine serenity, to edgy rock ’n’ roll, to a classically modern aesthetic.

Brücke Beer, by Anna Salvador
Simplicity, when done right, is never boring. For example, take this stout bottle of beer which manages to harness the power of black and white—and its magical ability to elevate pretty much anything to the next, very chic level. Thanks to the contrasting tones that bring the bold font to the fore, the brew’s understated, uncluttered, matte aesthetic is clean but never bland.
(Via Packaging Design Served)

COSMOS, by Ion Lucin
We recently shared a design quote from Alexander McQueen: “There’s no better designer than nature.” Ion Lucin truly took nature as his muse for this (literally) “heavenly” label. Inspired by the beauty of the night sky, the animated display shows a swirl of stars and planets that’s as stunning as any view you might get from your apartment window.
(Via Packaging Design Served)

White Pike Whiskey, by Mother Design
It’s no secret that whisky has undergone a radical transformation from an old man’s tipple to the first choice of a discerning drinker choice of any age. But now Mother Design is pushing things into high gear with a visceral and edgy packaging. The high-contrast tones create an unapologetically severe look that’s bold enough to warrant its rock ‘n’ roll tagline, “sip it, shoot it, mix it.”
(Via The Dieline)

Alfeu Wine, by M&A Creative
Black and white might have strong associations with formal attire, but this design has us rethinking the partnership. Although the colors and the stern serif font say “buttoned up,” the packaging gets playful with a kooky approach of stacking letterforms, topped off by the “U,” which becomes a classic fedora. The result is a wine that is one part whimsy, one part classic.
(Via The Dieline)