Featured image for KOMETA


by Tiffanie Medina on 11/03/2016 | 3 Minute Read

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Unicorn Studio Moscow has created a packaging design for "?OMETA" spring water. 

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"??????" (eng.: Comet) is a new Russian brand of drinking water produced for the domestic and international markets. 

"Our objective was clear: package must be instantly recognizable and easily remembered. To achieve this, we have chosen a simple, minimalistic image – a silver star. It symbolizes everything at once: pureness, technology, space-level quality, and in addition, it resembles one of the most well-known emblems of Russia in the world. "

"Our star visually looks like the stars of Moscow Kremlin towers. These illustrious design objects built in the first half of the twentieth century have always inspired us. Our star has an elaborate internal structure, filled with an array of details, but despite this, the label looks concise. "??????" logo is easy to remember and recognize, even if you do not memorize the name immediately. This product can be described in one sentence: "Buy water in a bottle with a silver star" and this distinguishes the product from it's competitors on the store shelf."

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"But how is the star image connected with the name "??????", shouldn't a comet have a tail? In our case, it's just an unusual perspective - our comet flies face forward to the viewer, it's shining tail is only visible as a halo of sparks. 

Space theme is continued in the design of the bottle, for which we chose plastic in saturated dark blue shade, that reminds us of the color of deep space. 

As a result, we have a style that can be called "retro-futurism": it is not a modern high-tech, but rather retro science fiction, which refers to the past era when space exploration was a romantic dream of mankind. It is a simple design – pure as starlight."

Designed by Unicorn Studio Moscow

Client: Kometa Spring Water 

Country: Russia