1533 Gin label Design & Branding

1533 British Hemp Gin

Still Doctors & Co are a new spirits company set up by two doctors in South Devon. Wild Bear Designs created the branding for their flagship spirit – 1533 British Hemp Gin which uses hemp seed as it’s main botanical.

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The name ‘1533’ derives from the year 1533, the height of King Henry VIII’s reign. Having established the British Royal Navy, King Henry VIII passed a law in 1533 obligating farmers to grow  HEMP to provide the fibre for the ropes and sails of his new warships.

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The etching style illustrations tell the story of hemp during these Tudor times. The black rhombus worked to effect a shield or coat of arms and the luxurious touch of gold foiling was used to show a connection to royalty and the crown.

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1533 Gin Label

Printed by Label Apeel on Tintoretto Gesso paper with gold foiling & a high build varnish.