Don Valley Brewery

Richard had a dream. A dream to ditch the IT industry and brew beer. We were immediately onboard.

He approached us with an idea for his first 4 beers, a blonde, a pilsner, an amber and a stout. Brewed alongside the River Don, in Mexborough. Without beer names or even a first batch to taste, the identity started it’s life as the blankest of blank pages.

Outcomes

— Identity
— Pump clips
— Beer mats
— Handpainted Signage
— Website

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— Identity

We delved into Mexborough’s history books and soon discovered that the land Don Valley Brewery now stands, used to be a glass bottle works.

This gave us a nice starting point for the logo and inspiration for some of the ale names.

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— Typography

As our brief was to create an identity for a ‘proper' brewery we looked back at the visual history of public houses. We love the craftsmanship and originality that went into stained glass windows, these served as great inspiration for our labels and pump clips.

We created a bespoke typeface with it’s own leadwork, and accompanying colour palette derived from the beer itself.

 

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— Print & Paint

We used GF Smith Gmund Bier Weizen (made from recycled beer labels and beer fibres), and hand stamped the logo to create uniqe business cards.

Our handcrafted technique continued to the buildings signage, where we hand painted the logo onto the side of the building.

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