Tank 26 – Made in Italy, sold in Germany, designed in Bulgaria
Tank 26 wine label project was created in early 2015 for Cantine Francesco Minini – Italy.
Italy is one of my favorite wine destinations and when you do designs for their wine it is always exciting. This particular one was produced in Italy but sold in Germany and this made my whole experience not only exciting but also challenging because I had to make my label attractive to the German audience. Well speaking of Germany, nothing works better than good typography and clean contemporary design.
This wine was named after the tank where it was fermented – Tank 26.
If you ever visited a winery probably you have spotted those big steel cylinders with special shining surface – yes, these are the tanks where the wine ferments and they were the source of our inspiration when I designed this label. Tanks have amazing metallic finish and they are fully covered with a pattern of bumped circles. They are all made of stainless steel while my label is all black and I used mat UV varnish to simulate this pattern from the real tanks. So all in all this new design relies mostly to the attractive background effect we did. At the bottom center of the label I used the metallic paper natural color and overprinted it with red without using white overlay. So it actually became metallic red rectangle where I placed all the necessary info for the wine. My final touch were several details overprinted with raised varnish just to add more details with its shine to the whole picture.
See also another wine label projects for Cantine Francesco Minini.