Mac's Beer

by Elizabeth Freeman on 03/24/2015 | 2 Minute Read

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Mac's beer has been a major influence as it sparked the brewing revolution over 30 years ago. As a multi-award winner, Mac has continued to make good beer to this day. But with the increasing amount of breweries popping up left and right, it was getting had for them to compete with the new kids on the block. 

Thanks to Dow Design, Mac's can finally take back their place at the top with a rebrand that is strikingly bold. 

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"As Dow Design Director Tony Masterantonio explains 'We reinforced Mac’s iconic brand on the bottle by creating the very ownable shield shaped label. Then we provided very clear navigation of the different beers in the range by giving each of them a unique icon, with a little twist, which echoes Mac’s inventive brewing process'." 

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"There are other quirky tweaks, reinterpreting the logo with a hat tip to the iconic pull cap in the name, and flavour scales on the labels and cartons to help drinkers navigate the range. Mac’s devotees will be pleased to know that the ribbed neck bottle and rip cap still remain. Also to be released in 568mL rib necked bottles, is an all new range of ciders."

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Designed by Dow Design

Client: Lion Breweries 

Country: New Zealand 

City: Auckland 

Design Director: Tony Masterantonio

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