Gravitas (Student Work)

Derrick Lin


Designed by Alvin Edison, Malaysia.

The brief was to design identity & label for Australian wine (Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay).

The idea started as an effort to design a wine label that’s not just in standard rectangular shape. I wanted the product to stand out from others but it also needs to have a meaning.

Gravitas means dignity, seriousness, and maturity, qualities that are expected from a leader / people with higher position. It was chosen to give a character to the product as a “wine with dignity / serious wine”, and also to create a statement that indirectly says “this is the wine that gives you dignity”. The term Gravitas was chosen as the brand name mainly to build a strong character and perception of the wine because buying wine (especially for a new consumer) is tricky due to the massive choices.

Deer was chosen as the main visual as its antler symbolizes maturity, dignity and creates a fascinating visual. The antler in the design was tweaked to visualize grape.
Overall, the whole design is modern (in gold and silver color) to reflect the personalities of modern young professionals, to look classy, sophisticated, and most importantly to attract the consumers.