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Agency: Everland
Design Lead: Jonathan Faust
Design Director: Mikael Tonning
Location: Denmark
Project Type: Produced
Client: Carlsberg
Product Launch Location: Global
Packaging Contents: Orange Soda
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass Bottle

Tuborg Squash is a Danish icon, a true classic introduced in 1936. The design needed an update, so when our good friends at Another approached us, we were naturally excited.

The new design should connect with a younger audience, but at the same time, it should appeal to existing fans. Finally, it should emphasise the tasty orange flavour and just be more Tuborg’sk. Refreshing, without getting too fresh, and original without becoming old-school.

The two-orange rule.
As a long-lasting icon, Squash is shrouded in storytelling and tradition. One of these traditions was the two-orange rule; in every Squash was the equivalent of two oranges. Naturally, we couldn’t help incorporate this into the new design. The first orange is the round label shaped like… well, an orange. The other orange is hidden inside the label’s top crown to focus on this legendary soda water’s legacy and pride.

Respecting the legacy.
However, the real change in the design is the liquid typography used in the new logotype. We are interpreting traditional and personal details and convey them into a modern logo. By respecting what has worked in the past, we induce new life to the label. The lines become playful, with soft, silky movements, and if you look closer, you can see the S-letters greeting you with a friendly smile. It’s details like this that spark the imagination and make for good storytelling and iconic design. That, and an original, refreshing taste.