The Northern Fox (Maple Syrup)

The Northern Fox (Maple Syrup) - student project

The Client

My family and I cherish the dream to have our own sugar shack one day. As a project for this class I want to design my future maple syrup bottle label.

The Style

I want to create label with a vintage classy look to show the quality of this handcrafted family product like the Hendrick's gin bottle.

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The concept

The name comes from my son middle name ''Fox'' and since we're from Quebec, CAN we want to name it The Northern Fox. I want to integrate elements from the name in the design.

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Sketchs and design process

I started with the bottle design. I was thinking ''Grolsch'' type of bottle and had the shape of the label I want.

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Here's some of the sketchs I've done so far, I tried different style of lettering and then I started to work on the design of the fox. At firts I wanted the whole fox but then I tried to work with only the head.

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Here's where I am, do you guys have any sugestion on the lettering of the FOX word? 

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Done some cleanup, ready for ink and then I'll upload it in Photoshop...

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I'm vectorizing the whole thing... long long process.... :( 

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Gosh time fly so fast so here's an update of what it look like now. I've done a lot of cleanup and modified a couple of things. I'll add some surface test I've been doing soon...

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Surface tests

I'm trying it on brown paper to give it a rustic look and I would love to read you on this, because I'm kinda stuck now... 

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Here's another one I did with transparent label:

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So finally I tried to go with a stamp effect. I think it gives a rustic look that goes well with the concept. Hope you like it as much as I do. 

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Thank you all for your feedback it was a good experience, I learned a lot from you guys and hope my feedbacks helped you as well.

Cheers!

Sim