UK groups reign in US beverage pack awards

UK design consultancies scored highly in the New York-based second annual Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards. Michael Peters Limited won one of the three best of show prizes for its Courvoisier work.

Awards organiser Murray Lubliner says the competition was fierce: “The beverage industry must be one of the hottest market sectors, much more competitive than even foods.”

Blackburn’s Ocumare Rum and the Carling Premier font by Design Bridge Structure won the two UK golds out of eight given. Silvers went to Design In Action for its Diablo bottle and to Lewis Moberly for the San Benedetto fruit drinks.

Bronze awards went to Wickens Tutt Southgate for Black Sheep beer, Pearlfisher for Lipton tea and Wagstaffs for Safeway’s Select Cola. Design House, Elmwood, Davies Hall and Miller Sutherland won Merit certificates.

Lubliner say: “As usual, UK design consultancies performed well.” There were more than 1000 entries from around 250 consultancies from across the world.

Agenda Design has created a new-style newsletter for the Parisian perfume and cosmetic company Guerlain. The consultancy developed the new name, Communiqué, in conjunction with the copywriter. The newsletter, which will be issued three times a year, is designed to be more fun, more visual and more readable and will include competitions, news, views and gossip from Guerlain staff.

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