The Best Spanish Wine Labels
I have a confession to make… I love designing Spanish inspired wine labels. And why wouldn’t a designer love a Spanish inspired brief, think Gaudi, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Miro, Beaches, Tapas, Fiestas, Siesta’s, Signorita’s, Flamenco Dancers, Running with Bulls, Maraca’s, Spanish Guitars, Moorish design, Chuppa Chups etc etc. Spain is a vibrant place, full of energy, colour and fun, rich in history and culture. So it comes with great pleasure that Tempranillo’s and Malbec’s are on the rise. Spanish inspired wine label designs tend to reflect the place, often being creative, vibrant, colourful and fun. Spanish Inspired wine labels are now far more then just bulls. Following are some of our favourite Spanish Inspired Wine Label Designs including many of our personal favourite projects. I hope you enjoy! Salud!
Brown Brothers, Milawa VIC Australia, Designer: Beetle Creative, Melbourne
When first approached to create this label, I was fortunate in that I had very recently spent 3 weeks travelling around Spain, so the summer, energy, colour, music, fun and flavours were still fresh on my lips. An aspect I admire most about the Spanish people is their priority for having fun, with celebrations, parties and fiesta’s often lasting many weeks. Artistically, Spain is home to many great masters and more recently the great modern artists such as Picasso, Dali and Miro as well as the fluid and colourful architecture of Antoni Gaudi. This label takes inspiration largely from Barcelona, one of my favourite cities, where Gaudi and Miro’s legacies are most prominent. In this label I wanted to capture some of the cities energy, the beaches, the nightlife, tapas bars, the fluid art and the groundbreaking architecture. Spain in Summer is hot, even by Australian standards, I wanted to capture this heat in a fluid feel good summer tone, so many of the elements merge together into a single melting pot. The label had to be bold and the Spanish Red and Gold were obvious choices, with black and white helping to give it some extra punch. The central focus of the label is the donkey, the emblem of Barcelona and Catalonia. I have no intentions for this label to be seen through political eyes, this label intends to fun, Donkeys just happen to be one of my favourite animals and the world already has enough wine labels with Bulls, so the Donkey became the perfect focus. In the name of fun, we also coined ‘Hermannos Marrones,’ Spanish for Brown Brothers, which features prominently around the back of the label and on the Shipper Carton. This label, although somewhat stand alone in it’s design, belongs within the Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Collection. The wrap around, typography and red sweep all pay homeage to the existing collection, whilst evidently not failing to push the boundaries.
Lalaland Wines, Mildura VIC Australia, Designer: Beetle Creative, Melbourne
This Alice in Wonderland, Spanish inspired label utilises a wide wrap-around composition to fit a great deal of artwork to successfully tell the story of the Mad Hatter and his band ‘the La La Lands’ playing for the Queen. The Band includes five members; El Loco (Mad Hatter on Vocals), the March Hare on Banjo, the White Rabbit on Trumpet, the Dormouse on Piano Accordion and the Frog Doorman on Drums. The label includes a poem telling the story and integrates all legalities as part of a unified artwork. The colours are fun and vibrant – a perfect wine for summer. Oddly enough, this is one of three Lalaland labels, the two others having won Australia’s top wine award, gold at the FPLMA awards, but this is still our favourite. To discover more and see the other award winning Lalaland labels click here.
Lalaland Wines, Malbec, Mildura VIC Australia, Designer: Beetle Creative, Melbourne
La La Land is a new wine brand inspired by Alice in Wonderland, but with interesting Spanish varieties, so the client requested a Surreal and Spanish Twist to the famous theme. I delved deep into research reading the Alice in Wonderland books, watching the movies and studying the various artistic interpretations. It’s difficult to deny the popularity of the Mad Hatter and in Tim Burton’s interpretation his role was as large if not more important then that of Alice. I decided from early on that as part of the La La Land Wine Collection The Mad Hatter would be a central figure. In Carol Lewis’ novels he was actually just referred to as ‘the hatter’ – ‘mad as a hatter’ was a popular saying at the time and eventually stuck with the hatter in popular culture. I was keen to take a unique interpretation to the Mad Hatter. In previous interpretations he was crazy in both character and appearance. Traditionally, film and popular culture depicts people with questionable characters with odd looks. Of course, in reality crooks don’t always walk around with big scars on their faces and crazy people look the same as all of the rest of us. I wanted the Mad Hatter to be cooky but charming. He also had to have a Spanish twist and a Matador seemed the perfect fit as an entertainer who must be slightly crazy.
Elefante, Espana, Designer: Denomination Design – Sydney & London
Express Winemakers, Tempranillo, Frankland River W.A Australia, Designer: Beetle Creative, Melbourne
Express Winemakers has a very experimental nature and this philosophy extends to what they want from their labels. We decided to make a dramatic shift from the first collection of labels. The third label in Express Winemakers history was a Tempranillo. Tempranillo is a Spanish grape so we eager to create a strong Spanish festive feel. We wanted to simplify the labels compared to the previous collection and wanted the colours to be bold and vibrant. We continued on the theme of craftsmanship with the intricate fine-liner illustrations mixed with paint, charcoal and a Spanish poem to add texture and depth to the label. The fine-line illustration of the bull was given a rich ochre tint – reminiscent of the coloured chalk used by the Renaissance Masters to help establish a time honoured feel, whilst overall having a modern feel. The orange, reds and yellow splashes help to create a sense of movement and the overall result was this rich and vibrant label.
Express Winemakers, Rosado, Frankland River W.A Australia, Designer: Beetle Creative, Melbourne
This wine label design was created for Express Winemakers, an indy team of winemakers who fed up with the mass produced batch wines decided to create something unique and high quality, expressive of the land (terrior). The Rosado with its Spanish origins led itself to a fun summery design with the Flaminco Dancer and bull on the back label. The wine label artwork was created by combining fineline illustrations with splashes of paint and manipulated through photoshop to create unique mixed media packaging. This label was part of artistic collection of wine labels.
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