Client: Uncle Ernie’s
Brief: The aim for this brief was to create a series of designs that not only stand out from the crowd, but reflect the heritage and way of life of the Caribbean.
Solution: To create a strong brand that inspires thoughts of warm breezes and crashing waves – a true reflection of Anguilla. Using a loud, bold designs with bright colours and large typography to grab the attention of its audience.
It began in 1984. Sister Bee, Uncle Ernie’s wife, mixed the original rum punch recipe in their kitchen. It would be carried lovingly down the hill to Shoal Bay, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, to be served at Uncle Ernie’s Beach Bar with a smile.
Alongside the signature rum punch, the original recipe has also been used to create a sparkling rum cocktail, inspired by memories of Caribbean life. Both have been blended with tropical fruits and spices synonymous with Anguilla.
Our main aim for this brief was to create a series of designs that not only stand out from the crowd, but reflect the heritage and way of life of the Caribbean.
To begin with, we decided to craft custom condensed typography to make each product name as loud and bold as possible. This was finished with a rustic, painted wood effect, a nod to the original beach shack. The logo continues this and also contains three dolphins, reflecting the civil flag of Anguilla.
One of the most important elements to us was the product colour palettes. We picked loud, tropical combinations for both the background and leaves – this was to make the cans pop, as well as reflecting the contents.
Overall, a strong brand was created that inspires thoughts of warm breezes and crashing waves – a true reflection of Anguilla. The large, bold typography and loud colour palettes not only make the products memorable, but help the cans clearly stand out and grab the attention of its audience.