PALO NUTRITION™

Julian & Elsa called on us to collaborate on an identity, packaging, and a subscription driven eCommerce site. We were inspired by Elsa’s fascinating insight and educational chatter about the origins of medicinal herbs. In honor of that inherited knowledge we created PALO NUTRITION™ , a complete line of nutrition products complete with copy and a branded shopify site. We illustrated each herb that is a main ingredient to help spread the ancient knowledge of botanical healing and to hint at an herbalist’s journal.

Visit the site: https://palonutrition.com/

PALO NUTRITION™

SOMERSET™

"Zero Calories, Zero sugar, Zero regrets” rings the slogan for Somerset Sparkling an Austin, Texas based sparkling water founded by mixologist two brothers. Somerset aims to provide active, health-conscious, working professionals, youngsters, and college-aged consumers with delicious sparkling waters that are not only refreshing, but also reinvigorating! Reach past soda and grab the sparkling water that uplifts. Somerset is naturally flavored and lightly caffeinated sparkling water.

Logo Design, naming, and package design with a bit of copy writing were supplied to the guys at Somerset. Watercolor was employed to create a visual visceral simulacra inference of water tinted with flavor.

SOMERSET™

Oconee Brewing Co.™

Oconee Brewing Co reached out to us to design their craft beer labels and website. We developed a double sided can layout as well as type system that provided for an illustration highlight between the dual titles. This can template has lead to some of the illustration best work our studio has ever put out. We also built a website that is easy for the brewers to keep updated.

Visit the site: www.oconeebrewingco.com

Oconee Brewing Co.™

LION LAMM®

The first beer Young Athenians designed for Oconee Brewing Co. was LION LAMM®. Lion Lamm is a commemorative IPA that celebrates the opening of Oconee Brewing Co. and the birth of the head brewer’s son Leo Lamm. In honor of Taylor Lamm’s entry into fatherhood we illustrated a Lion nuzzling a lamb and drooped the baby’s name in the stars as the constellation Leo.

LION LAMM®

ROUND HERE BEER®

The second beer Young Athenians designed for Oconee Brewing Co. ROUND HERE BEER® is a crisp, balanced and refreshing Kolsch. After a field trip out to the charming lake country and historic downtown Greensboro, Georgia we were inspired by the time capsule / cinematic feel of the quaint southern brick dusted town. The name Round Here inspired us to illustrate a cylindrical downtown Greensboro street scene in front of The Yesterday Cafe, a knock out gem of southern cuisine that the brewers are lucky to eat at daily.

ROUND HERE BEER®

THREE ONE THOUSAND®

The third beer Young Athenians designed for Oconee Brewing Co. THREE ONE THOUSAND® has a balanced malt and hop bitterness on the front end and heat on the back end. Hence the name 3, 1000. It’s a count down until a light habanero and strawberry spice heats up your palate. Since this is a relatively unique addition to the IPA market, we created a high caution meteoric pepper illustration that we feel conveys the heat on this IPA.

THREE ONE THOUSAND®

GRAN DUNKEL®

The fourth beer can Young Athenians designed for Oconee Brewing Co. GRAN DUNKEL® is a dark wheat beer with light chocolate, slight coffee notes whilst being both bready and sweet. Oconee Brewing Company tasked us with illustrating the GRAN DUNKEL® can. Located next door to the brewery is a seed and feed store that has saw dust on the floor and the uniform appears to be a weathered baseball cap and overalls. this inspired the carpenter uncle character and the green color scheme & cookoo clock are a nod to Dunkel’s Bavarian origins.

GRAN DUNKEL®

DUKES & BELL'S HEY MAN®

HEY MAN® is a collaboration beer with Dukes & Bell from 92.9 The Game - Atlanta Sports Radio. A very approachable, easy drinking blonde ale. Light yellow in color. Low hop aroma and bitterness. Smooth and refreshing. Oconee Brewing wanted a can that expressed both brands. The HEY MAN can is illustrated with a Dukes & Bell double portrait, with a color scheme that hints at team allegiances without making any promises.

DUKES & BELL'S HEY MAN®

The Weston Gallery

Young Athenians was asked by the family of iconic American California photographer Edward Weston to rebuild their entire catalog of photography ranging from Ansel Adams, Yousuf Karsh, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Steichen, The Weston family of photographers and so many others at the Weston Gallery.

This was a massive undertaking that required every skill from cataloging meta data, creating content for JAWS readers, and designing and organizing thousands of photos. The new site is ADA compliant for the new laws treating the web as accessible public space just like public access architecture.

visit the site: https://www.westongallery.com

The Weston Gallery

KNSTRCT

Young Athenians are proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the über-cool design magazine, KNSTRCT. We really went all out and took a risk with a maximalist approach. Our aim was over stimulation and a focus on imagery, color, thought. KNSTRCT began as a word press blog, and we made it the magazine it is. Part of our efforts involved reformatting hundreds of previous blog posts so all the back issues are available now for the reader in a new format. 

Visit the site: www.knstrct.com

KNSTRCT

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Creature Comforts is a growing, independent brewery in Athens, Georgia. Creature Comforts puts care and attention towards making several different types of beer for the local community and surrounding markets.

We love our city and were so excited that a brewery was opening up down the street from the studio. We were even more excited when they called upon us to build out their online identity and product designs, and our partnership with Creature Comforts has flourished ever since. We created the core can template and over a dozen individual can product designs for Creature Comforts in a style that boosts brand recognition, but also balances that brand uniformity with an illustrative identity. 

The website needed to be dense. The cult following amassing was palpable. Young Athenians built a knowledge base that could meet the hype of this blooming brewery. We wrote and designed an online identity that the brewers could take over and run themselves. Our typography for a poster and the website have gone on to become the brand’s core typography and are used through out their advertising and merchandising. Our work for Creature Comforts has been reproduced world wide and has amassed a celebrity fan base. Most recently two of our cans TROPICALIA® and ATHENA®were featured in MARVEL AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

TROPICÁLIA®

Designed for Creature Comforts Brewing Company’s delicious fruity IPA. Tropicália® is a balanced, soft, and juicy IPA. A hop aroma of citrus and ripe passion fruit leads into a full, fruit-forward hop flavor that washes over the palate, and ends with a subtle bitterness. Tropicália is also the name of a Brazilian artistic movement that started in the late 1960s. It is best known today for its music, which merged Brazilian and African rhythms with rock and roll.

Young Athenians began our relationship with Athens, GA based Creature Comforts in 2011, creating 'Tropicália' 2 years before the brewery launched. The can has since come to represent both the brewery and Athens, GA design ingenuity, coming in ahead of the curve on the tropical design explosion of the past few years. Design blog THE DIELINE in a glowing review remarked, "I know it's going to draw attention in the design community & most likely winning some awards along the way." Tropicália is now available in select Georgia markets. The proportional colorblocking / landscape / seascape geometry of the can has since been nailed down as the brand’s core visualization strategy. We are proud to have created a color block that immediately identifies a Creature Comforts beer.

TROPICÁLIA®

ATHENA®

Athena is a refreshing, gently tart German-style wheat beer. Our take on the classic Berliner Weisse is brewed with a house blend of lactobacillus, which imparts notes of citrus, cider, and sauvignon blanc. In 1809, Napolean’s troops dubbed the Berliner Weisse “The Champagne of the North.” That’s why we call Athena the "Champagne of the South,” as a tribute to our hometown of Athens, Georgia.

In tribute to our goddess Athena, Young Athenians drew the Goddess walking down Washington Street and by the her grace wheat has grown through the street. Our surreal illustration has been turned into a series of Athena cans, Athena Paradisio with Cherry, Athena Paradisio with Guava, and finally Tritonia.

ATHENA®

TRITONIA®

Designed for Creature Comforts Brewing Co. By Young Athenians; Tritonia is a tart and refreshing Gose (4.5%abv) with hints of coriander and sea salt. This variant of Tritonia will feature the addition of cucumber and lime. The tartness of the beer and addition of lime is perfectly balanced by the cool freshness of cucumber.

TRITONIA®

BIBO®

Bibo [Pilsner] - Bibo (pronounced bēbō) is a true pilsner with ingredients from five different countries that has a pronounced continental hop flavor and aroma in an incredibly well-balanced package. We use an enormous amount of the classic Czech Saaz and a touch of Motueka hops from New Zealand to put a new world twist on this beautiful old world style. Motueka offers a subtle pineapple note that underlies a harmony of the traditional black pepper, herbal, and cracker grain character pilsners are famous for. Bibo is dry, quenching, and frankly amazingly delicious.

“I DRINK” aka BIBO required a whiff of authority. Creature Comforts Brewers wanted this lager’s can to feel prestigious so we incorporated 18c Guilloché, a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material via engine turning, which uses a machine of the same name, also called a rose engine lathe. Guilloché traditionally has been used to create official documents and currencies world wide. We thought it was a perfect match to the creative brief of a beer that requires a level of distinction and prestige.

BIBO®

KOKO BUNI

Koko Buni is a lovely milk porter brewed and aged on toasted coconut, cocoa nibs from Athens' own Condor Chocolates, and coffee from our collaborators at 1000 faces. The name actually comes from the raw ingredients we use in the beer. Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa. 

The flavors of this beer are rich and velvety like a warm camp fire, which also is the perfect setting to share with your friends. Mentally take a journey there or to whatever is your perfect autumn evening while enjoying Koko Buni.

Young Athenians were proud design a beer that was sure to become a winter staple. We solicited the illustrative help of one of the local art heros, David Hale. Hale is an Athens, Georgia based illustrator who is gaining a cult following. The collaboration proved an award winning one.

Awards: CNBC's Battle of the Beer Labels

KOKO BUNI