Barceló Estudio

Costa de la Pols, 6, local 16, 07003 Palma, Illes Balears, España

Agency: Barceló Estudio
Creative Director: Xisco Barceló
Location: Spain
Project Type: Produced
Client: Chocolates Maüa
Product Launch Location: Global
Packaging Contents: Chocolate
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, Paper
Printing Process: Offset printing

Maüa is a brand of craft chocolates that represents a fusion of cultures, flavours and tradition with the best of Mallorca and the tropics. The products are made with organic ingredients and ecological raw materials to create high quality products.

To represent this fusion, a symbol has been created by mixing something as typical Mallorcan as the textures of “llengos mallorquinas” with a type of tapestry very typical of the tropics. The product variation generates such a wide range that it requires a good flexibility from the brand. It is for this reason that through the different symbols, colors and patterns a variable and very versatile identity has been created.

The symbol is constructed with a rhomboid-based grid and its variations always follow very specific guidelines. Description of all the contents with a Monosten typography. A handcrafted, rustic and natural feel that contrasts with the Old School Serif typography of the complementary graphic elements such as the percentage value of the cocoa. Design of a ‘Bean to Bar’ seal to offer a closer and quality character.

The project has been designed by Barceló Estudio and manufactured at Imprenta Nueva Balear, a traditional and local printing house in Palma (Mallorca). For its production, a cardboard Montana White and Natural Gray 300 g support has been used. One ink Black 100% printing. For the labels, the printing has been done on Fedrigoni Papers Essencials Adhesives Adhoc Corolla Premium White 80g.

What’s Unique?
This brand has been applied on different graphic supports for branding, web and product packaging elements. For the chocolates, specific packs have been created for each product and different labels for the different varieties. A disruptive composition in a traditional box that adds a natural, fresh and artisanal value. Timeless packaging. This makes it possible to generate a more enduring element over time as it can be adapted to different collections and new product ranges without having to change the whole pack. Simply with a new label design a new packaging is already established.