Friends of Friends

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Design Agency: Co Partnership
Designer: Zoe Green
Illustrator: Gary Taxali
Production Management: Max Harkness
Artworker: Ben Johnston
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: The Friends of Friends Wine Company
Location: Sydney, Australia
Packaging Contents: Wine

Our client likes to party and it was his dream to create a luxury statement wine for his friends and his friends of friends.

The winemakers were given an unlimited production budget, sourcing a tonne of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for $20,000 Australian Dollars, more than anyone has ever spent on premium grapes in Australia. Money won’t buy you friends, but it will buy you the best grapes in the land.

Disrupting the category and creating a talking point was the key objective of the brief. The luxury drinks market is dominated with old world classic white labels, Co Partnership saw an opportunity to use this language and turn it on its head. The friendly illustrations highjack a classic white label with their quirky personalities that surprise and delight.

Our collaboration with artist Gary Taxali continues with every vintage. Each release is unique in its own right, creating a collectable series for fans of Gary’s work, luxury wine enthusiasts and of course our friends and our friends of friends.

Friends of Friends is packaged in 750ml (x 3,000 bottles), 1.5L Magnums (x 200 bottles) and 6L Imperials (x 50 bottles).