BEERMIX Relaunch 2002–2020

Dozen Agency

Design: Dozen Agency
Location: Ukraine
Project Type: Produced
Product Launch Location: Europe
Packaging Contents: Beer
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Can

This year, the people born in the early days of Obolon’s Beermix brand are reaching the age of majority, officially becoming the beverage’s target audience. Infamously, young adults’ sentiments, trends, as well as stylistic and taste preference change at the speed of light, just as the young adult cohort grows with each passing year. Therefore, the 18-year-old brand needed rejuvenation despite its rather young age by human reckoning.

In our metamodern times, all kinds of things get mixed: beer and fruit, past and present, form and content. We realized that polygonal design as a must-have in the client’s brief is a somewhat outdated trend. Still, we wanted to get the most out of it and use its potential to the fullest. The pattern for every flavor was constructed like an exquisite mosaic, turning the initial simplicity into a neatly realistic look. Working on the logo, we added faceting around the brand zone and elegant styling for the X as a finishing touch to highlight the focus on mixing and femininity.

We had to go the extra mile to ensure the packaging looks gorgeous. It became a challenge to mix 50 shades of all kinds of stuff while dealing with some technological nuances of packaging production, e.g., 8-color can printing. Therefore, we understood that for the concept to pan out, we needed to keep our hand on the printing processes’ pulse. We got ourselves together, channeling our inner LVL 80 prepress ninjas, and kept returning to the printing house until the client got what they wanted.

Seeing how great it looks on the shelf now makes us hopeful that Beermix’s renaissance is just around the corner.