Alfred Button Premium Spirits
When the Booker Group wanted to launch a new range of premium own-label spirits as part of their Alfred Button portfolio, their challenge was to capture customers’ attention in a space filled with new and established spirit brands. These spirits were being launched in the on-trade environment, including pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants.
As one of Booker Group’s creative services partner on this project, our key challenge was to develop unique brand identities for a diverse collection of spirits – including a variety of gins, vodkas and rums – that were also unified as a premium Alfred Button range. Our client wanted each product to have its own distinctive character and style, yet still be recognisable as part of the new range.
We approached this project in two phases. The first phase focused on London Gin, Blue Vodka and Vanilla Vodka. The second phase will include various flavours of Gin, Rum and Vodka.
The design of each spirit label provided the overall distinction. For the gins, we chose a paper label and featured illustrations of the botanicals used within the flavour.
The vodkas were designed with clear labels – a specific request from the client. The greatest challenge was developing a design for the Blue Vodka, which is not flavoured like the others in the range and therefore has fewer visual references to call upon. Our designers resolved this by opting for a typography-based approach and the inclusion of star gave the vodkas a muted Russian feel.
The branding challenges were resolved by creating a secondary label sitting at the bottom of the bottle dedicated only to the Alfred Button brand name. Using a stamp-style label enabled us to vary the colour palette across the different drinks, yet retain a cohesive range identity. The Alfred Button brand is also subtly featured on each label as a signature and again on the tea strip seal across the bottle top.
the project team
David Nelson (Lead Creative), Rob Digby (Artworker), Lynda Doggett (Studio Administrator), Kris Batley (Client Services) and David Brown (Account Executive).