Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we’re using it as an excuse to take our Stranger Things obsession to the next level—right to the top shelf (we’ve already ogled the “typography porn” of the opening credits and over-indulged in crazy subreddit fan theories, so we figure drinking our post-season blues away is the only thing left to do). Knock a few back with us as we indulge in throwback labels and otherworldly packaging that’s perfect for a Stranger Things viewing party—for anyone who hasn’t yet binged the entire season.
Strangelove Mixers, by Marx
With a name like a magical elixir and a look that’s best described as “Monopoly pieces star in a paperback mystery novel,” this curious design lends household items a little sex appeal. With a modern-yet-retro illustrations, these tonics are moving up from side act to main stage—dramatically shrouded by smoke and intrigue, natch.
(Via The Dieline)
Cooperstown Distillery Spitball Whiskey, by Pavement
For all you city folk dreaming of small town charm and simpler times, look no further than this glass flask. Inspired by vintage baseball cards and ticket stubs, the distillery’s hometown (and its love for the national pastime) is all bottled up in this old-timey whiskey. Come at us, white picket fences and suburban bliss.
(Via The Dieline)
Malacara Mezcal, by Chapter Branding Studio
If we’re ever banished to the sinister, twilight world of Eleven’s Upside Down, we’ll be packing this spooky mezcal for the rough journey ahead. With a green tint that imbues the design with a venomous look and illustrations reflecting the ancient folklore of “Silvestre Malacara,” the overall look is the ideal mixture of creepy and enchanting.
(Via Packaging of the World)
E.T. Ribeiro Santo, by M&A Creative
When conversation turns to a lovable ragtag group of kids, their kickass bikes, and the unlikely friendships forged, we can’t leave out E.T. The enduring ’80s film is not only a key reference point of the show, but it’s also the unexpected muse for this wine, which combines a rough, woodcut aesthetic with gold brush-stroke type. On a related note, is fantastic type an unspoken requirement for seminal sci-fi works? We think the designers in the audience would agree.
(Via Package Inspiration)