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Modern Times Beer

by Tiffanie Pfrang on 01/28/2013 | 1 Minute Read

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Modern Times founder Jacob McKean has a unique vision for his brewery, and proved to be a perfect fit as a client at Helms Workshop. "We do our best work with clients who aren’t afraid to have a point of view, and who are brave enough to stand apart as different in a crowded marketplace. Modern Times has that in spades."




"Jacob named the brewery after a utopian community founded in New York in 1850, and modeled the brand narrative after historic visionaries and their dreams of the future.

Workshop explored a host of design directions referencing forward-looking historic icons including Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes, as well as contemporary revisionists like Wes Anderson. Through that juxtaposition we arrived at a packaging system that fits perfectly into Modern Times brand story."

“The cans are so devastatingly tasteful, a koozie would be a crime,” says McKean.

Designed by Helms Workshop, Texas 

Simon Walker Typographer



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