Carter Wong has recently revamped the British craft beer brand TicketyBrew. Having worked with TicketyBrew since its inception in 2013, Carter Wong has helped refine the brand's structure and visual identity following the rapid expansion of the product range.
Having quickly expanded to include more than 35 flavors, the brand had begun to suffer from a series of tweaks to its overarching visual identity. To restore impact Carter Wong refocused TicketyBrew's messaging, stripping the brand back to a simplified identity with a more contemporary look and feel.
The range was then segmented to provide structure, splitting the portfolio into a Core Range of 11 beers and a Limited Editions range of approximately 26 more unusual flavours.
"Since the launch of TicketyBrew in 2013, the craft beer market has grown considerably and as a result, the average consumer is more knowledgeable about their options," commented Sarah Turner, Managing Director, Carter Wong. "Once fit for purpose, the TicketyBrew brand had begun to lose impact as the craft beer category became more competitive.
"We retained the core brand identity with its wrap-around labels and perforated tickets with hidden glass shape but refined the core messaging for an evolved marketplace. The updated design sets the brand apart in an increasingly crowded sector, with added flexibility to introduce new flavor profiles as it continues to grow."
Carter Wong retained the original color palette for the Core Range but reduced the volume of written content on the wraparound label for a cleaner feel. Each flavor within the Core Range now has a number to help distinguish between the products, with a stamp design to celebrate where the beer is made and touches of bright colors to appeal to the latest trends.
Across the Limited Editions range, a patterned background in vibrant tones creates standout to differentiate from the Core Range, with four patterns on rotation and colorways chosen based on the individual flavors.
Where the Core Range shows a stamp of origin in a contrasting hue, the Limited Editions have the year the flavor was introduced. With new flavor profiles released every 4-6 weeks, a newly-introduced digital print approach enables TicketyBrew to amend and print new versions quickly and easily.