Budweiser Brew No. ‘66’ hits
Just hitting the shelves, our design for Budweiser ‘66’. Lightly carbonated with a touch of sweetness for a smooth, easy taste, Budweiser ‘66’ offers consumers something new and different. The design objective was to deliver a great “badge in the hand” through a contemporary take on an iconic brand.
Budweiser is an amazing brand to work on – the master brand’s famous design has been tweaked but hardly changed in over a hundred years. So this was like being given the keys to a Cadillac and asked where we might want to take it for a spin. The challenge was to deliver something fresh without diluting the classic ingredients, to retain the authenticity which is central to Budweiser’s appeal.
‘Keeping it simple but credible was the main objective; not trying too hard to be cool while also feeling like a classic, confident American brand. The shape (derived from the brand’s iconic bowtie) creates an impactful and distinctive label. The strong angle creates a dynamic arrow which points to the copy explaining the beer’s proposition. The oversized logo and contemporized AB seal combined with the off centre graphic give it a laid back feel’. Sean Harvey, Design Director, jkr.
And here’s some examples of the latest advertising activity going on around the brand – great to see jkr’s hometown of Camden wallpapered…