A fabulous read from my dear friend Theresa Whitehill, Ukiah, CA’s past poet laureate and incredible poet and designer and friend. So much fun to read her story. Go see it at REM and click on present and past issues. Or you can pick up a real copy all over the county, at Mendo and FB post offices, Harvest Market and tons of real estate offices and other places.
Archive for August, 2011
Posted in Graphic Design, Graphic Designers and Letterpress Printing, Identity Campaigns, Letterpress Printing, Letterpress Wine Labels, Logo Design, Wine Labels, tagged Graphic Design, Identity Programs, Letterpress Printing, Wine Labels on August 25, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Lou Bock is the Winegrower behind the crisp, gorgeous offerings from his winery, Chance Creek. Grapes from his own vineyards in Redwood Valley, California are raised and tended by himself, and the wines he creates express not just a refined palate but a love for and dedication to the land he has farmed organically for many decades.
I feel very lucky to have encountered him at a party some ten years ago. It was very funny because we actually had dated in high school over thirty years before our re-introduction. Life. Very crazy.
Lou happened to be looking for a new graphic designer right then and guess what…of course, it was perfect timing and perfect serendipity and perfect Universe falling together as usual. Since then i have designed and printed up many, many labels for Chance Creek and my old friend.
Not many labels nowadays get the hands-on treatment we give these. They are printed offset and then we go back in with foil on the Heidelberg lettrpresses in my shop.
This label is his new Terroir 95470 SangioRosso, a red table wine he just added to the Terroir 95470 white we loved so much the last two years. The Redwood Valley zip code takes center stage on this…what better way to talk about terroir, the essence of the land the grapes are grown on?
The new SB label looks wonderful on the golden hue of Chance Creek’ sauvignon blanc. They offer THREE sauvignon blancs, each with its own undertones, overtones and degree of yumminess. The gleam of gold foil against a dramatic black background enhances impact from the shelf.
Lastly, this is Lou’s Chance Creek Classic Sauvignon Blanc, his most popular offering. We love love love it with salmon and especially crab, but i could drink it with anything. It is perfect.
Wine label design is only one of the areas Studio Z Mendocino exercises creativity. Call us when you need any sort of design expertise — from a new logo or branding to a website, we are certainly happy to speak to you about what you are dreaming up.
Here are Lou Bock’s business cards, which i derived from the above label.