Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we’re proving that mainstream trends don’t have to be so cookie-cutter. Though flat design is all the rage, the packaging for these interactive wines and glow-in-the-dark beers elevate the mass-approved look with bold touches that are making us fall for the über contemporary effect all over again.
Equilibrium Estate Wine, by Gemma Warriner
What starts as a clean pattern that echoes the streamlined appeal of infographics, delivers a delightful plot twist as the wine starts flowing. The markings that remain on the empty bottle represent the vineyard’s environmental efforts that aim to make a positive impact, one droplet at a time. So bottoms up, everyone, this one’s for Mother Earth.
Fort Point Beer Company, by Manual
Getting sick of your NorCal friends’ Golden Gate Bridge selfies? Here’s a fresh angle on the iconic beaut. The intricate play of beams and trestles of the city’s architectural gems received a flat blueprint-esque treatment for these brews, which manages to bring a welcome, abstract perspective to the famed structures.
(Via The Dieline)
Fuji Sake, by Studiobium
The irony of including a 3,776-meter peak in our “flat” design collection isn’t lost on us—but we couldn’t resist after glimpsing the minimalist bottle. By scaling back on extraneous details, the bottle boldly presents a crisp look that puts a pin light on the brand name and the subtle, conceptual rendering of the legendary mountain.
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Abadía, by TSMGO
Though flat designs work well to emphasize the clean aesthetic of minimalist packaging, it also works to de-clutter and simplify a complex one, like the intricate geometric patterns in the Romanesque architecture of the ancient temples and iconography. Plus, we love the double-duty fluorescent colors that are activated in darker lighting.
(Via The Dieline)