One of my favorite projects over the past few months has certainly been Cedar Rain's spirit branding. The up and coming company has been courteous enough to give me the opportunity to work with them on both their hard spirit label and logo! Having completed their logo some time ago, we are now in the process of working on their spirit label, their Classic edition. The company expressed interest in having the label design focus on the beautiful rolling hills and refreshing blue mountains of Walla Walla. These features wonderfully reflect on the company's local quality.
To the far right of this literature, I've featured the initial thumbnail sketches for the spirit label. We explored many different perspectives of Walla Walla scenery. Eventually, we narrowed the project idea to a centralized mountain scene with the name and subtitle framing the illustration. The above graphic displays the varying stylizations that were then narrowed down to hard line work. The very top two illustrations showcase the final line-work as well as a possible value structure of the label. I am very excited to move on to the final stage in the illustration process; coloring!
In fact, as I post this, I am currently focusing on the color schemes for the label design - adding the color will defiantly bring a finished quality to the label!