Student Week: Oop Craft Soda
by Chloe Gordon on 08/23/2021 | 2 Minute Read
Have you ever tasted something so good that the only words you could utter were, "oop."
Ally Tuttelman, a student at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, created the packaging for these soda cans aptly named "Oop." Utilizing vibrant colors for the can's primary hues and pairing it with the logo in a contrasting shade allows these cans to leap off the shelves and into consumers' arms. Furthermore, placing the flavor on top of the logo was a tactful way of keeping it at the center of the design, both literally and metaphorically.
A lot is going on in this design, from the colors to the typography to the gradients, yet, somehow, Ally kept the overall design feeling minimalistic and clean.
I wanted to make the cans pop off the shelves. I utilized bright colors for the base of the cans, as well as overlaying with a super vibrant gradient that contrasts the base color. The target audience of this soda is a younger crowd, still avoiding processed high sugar sodas. The bright colors and gradients are aiming to attract shelf shoppers looking to grab something out of their usual comfort zone. I used only a large soft sans serif, to make it approachable as well. I paired that with a fun, young, wavy font to show the fun side of the brand.
I used a motif of a circle ‘sticker’ shape, that moves around the can to translate the fact that there are only 100 calories in the soda, without making it the focal point of the branding. The language is playful and inviting, it is conversational which draws the viewer into the brand to discover it. The main thing we have to overcome when making a mainstream soda brand is getting people to abandon their old faithful soda brand, for a no-sugar alternative. I overcame this by highlighting our unique flavors, and flavorful palette using type hierarchy and color.
- Designer: Ally Tuttelman
- Instagram: @allytuttdesign
- Instructor: Caleb Heisey
- School: Tyler School of Art