Rapscallion Soda is the Subversive Soda Brand Handmade in Scotland

by Shawn Binder on 03/20/2020 | 3 Minute Read

Do you want your soda to look like an elixir made in a lab? Look no further than Rapscallion Soda, the subversive soda brand created in Scotland. The packaging for each flavor is given a code beginning with the letter C, giving the brand the feel like it's part of a science experiment and less like you're being fed a ton of chemicals. This is by design, given that the soda brand created their brand identity keeping in mind their low-sugar, natural ingredients. With Rapscallion Soda, you won't feel as guilty as you would with a normal soda, but you will look a whole lot cooler. 

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"Rapscallion started punting handmade soft drinks down an alleyway in Glasgow back in 2016. Their goal was simple: make the best tasting drinks possible without using artificial ingredients. Fast forward to 2020 and Rapscallion are growing, moving into a 1500 sqft railway arch in the Gorbals, more reminiscent of a scientific lab than a brewery. 

Consumer tastes have also changed. They’re now actively seeking out low-sugar, well crafted alternatives to mass produced sugar-laden brands. The time was right to redefine the Rapscallion brand. 

We've been working with founder Gregor Leckie to create a punchy new packaging design (new 250ml can) with real shelf standout. We wanted to build on the subversive nature of the Rapscallion name and better communicate the all natural ingredients. A product naming strategy was developed to work alongside a distinct and rebellious brand voice.

A sterile approach to layout, bold use of colour and minimal type treatments help to differentiate core range and seasonal product lines. The deliberate short stop label highlights the cans base metal, hinting at a more clinical and scientific approach to production."

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