Caleño Creates A Vibrant Look For Their Non-Alcoholic Spirit

by Casha Doemland on 02/14/2019 | 3 Minute Read

The labels on Caleño's new range of bottles are absolutely exquisite. The dark blue background with gold embossment and pops of color make this a non-alcoholic spirit I'd display for any party. Design Bridge is pleased to announce their latest work creating the branding for the new premium non-alcoholic spirit brand Caleño. Using their established expertise in the drinks, FMCG, and luxury categories, Design Bridge has created a comprehensive brand world for the entrepreneurial start-up that celebrates its Colombian roots while achieving stand out in the emerging non-alcoholic spirits category. 

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Molly Thornberry, Senior Client Manager from Design Bridge commented, "Non-alcoholic alternatives to spirits need to feel sophisticated to be a credible choice.Like their alcoholic equivalents, they need well-crafted designs that communicate the complexity of the liquid’s ingredients and production methods. Caleño has been a wonderful projectas our team got to partner closely with the founder to build the brand story from scratch and start writing the design rules in this very young category.”

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Caleño, the “non-alcoholic, free spirit”, is inspired by the fun-loving Colombian city of Cali, famed for salsa dancing. It heroes the tropical Inca berry, Caleño’s star ingredient and signature garnish, in a vibrant infusion including juniper and botanicals to create a liquid with asimilar texture and taste to gin. Design Bridge’s challenge was to create a striking brand world for the premium, non-alcoholic spirit that offers people an attractive alternative to competitors while expressing Colombia’s vibrant culture – the inspiration behind the founder’s vision.        

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Hayley Barrett, Design Director from Design Bridge continued, "The focal point of the branding is the dynamic character of Huitaca - a free-spirited goddess of arts, dance and music in pre-Colombian culture. She’s a joyful expression of Caleño’s belief that you don’t need to drink alcohol to have a fun-filled night out and embodies the brand’s message of “Carpe diem, carpe nocturne” - seize the day, seize the night. She dances energetically on the label in a billowing dress of bright, colourful Incan patterns inspired by traditional methods of printing textiles using Olmec roller stamps. Gold foiling and embossing add a premium touch.”

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