Derrick Lin


Creative Agency: Typical Organization
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Neleman
Location: Launched in the Netherlands, designed in Greece
Packaging Contents: Beer
Packaging Materials: Glass, paper

vro-lijk-heid (noun, Dutch) happiness, cheerfulness, cheer, gaiety, glee, hilarity, jocundity, jollity, joviality, liveliness, mirth, sunshine, tittup, merrymaking

Vrolijkheid® aims to be a new beer definition. Thinking of definitions we obviously thought of dictionaries. We approached the label design as designing a language manual. Since this beer edition is done in Holland by Nelemen, believed it relevant to make a reference to The Dutch Golden Age its freedom in press and typefaces that used to inspire William Caslon I (1692–1766) to design his serif typefaces. Using Adobe Caslon based on Caslon’s own specimen pages we hope to give the fine detail and sharp contrasts that could make the beer sommeliers and amateurs transport to this acclaimed climate of intellectual tolerance that seemed to breath the Dutch Republic of the 17th century.

What’s Unique?
Simplicity & the relation between literature and beer.