Mr. Mak's Ginbao: Where East Meets West

by Natalie Mouradian on 01/05/2017 | 2 Minute Read

Werner Design Werks designed these artful bottles for Mr. Mak's Ginbao, a company that creates traditional Chinese wellness drinks. These bottles bring a modern flavor to traditional recipes by including a fresh geometric design and friendly humanistic typography. Line-drawing illustrations also pay tribute to Eastern medicine and bring a tactile quality to the product.

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"For centuries, ginger bao (broth) has simmered in kettles across Asia. It’s the base for nearly half of Traditional Chinese wellness drinks, but it’s never been bottled…until now. Mr. Mak’s, a New York-based startup, is introducing this intensely spicy drink to American consumers. Organic, gluten-free, and low in sugar, Mr. Mak’s Ginbao supports healthy digestion and a strong immune system."

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"Our packaging design for Mr. Mak’s Ginbao is partially inspired by the tangram?another Chinese invention that has made its way into the western world?with a dose of Qing Dynasty meridian charts and a nod to vintage Chinese medical packaging. This mashup of old and new, modern and traditional, and Asian & Western plays out across the entire brand."

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Agency: Werner Design WerksClient: Mr. Mak's Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

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