Inspired by the story of Moby Dick I designed this custom bottle and matching label for the fictitious brand “Whalers” rum. The shape of the bottle was inspired by the curved head of a sperm whale as used in the original illustrations in the book from 1851 by Herman Melville. For the label I decided to stay close to the nautical theme but deliberately steered clear of traditional techniques such as engraving or etching. Using a a modern minimalist approach to the illustration combined with high end finishes such as embossing and gold foil give the final product a contemporary and luxurious feel. Especially when the bottle is presented in it’s custom linen covered gift box.
CATEGORY: Packaging Design, Illustration, Branding