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Mark Spivak

Quench! – Wine Label Design

You’re cruising down the aisles of your favorite wine shop, past hundreds of bottles—some familiar, many not. One label in particular catches your eye. You pick up the bottle, look at it, read the back label, decide to try it and place it in your cart. Was this a random occurrence? Not at all: You’ve just fulfilled the dreams of the person who designed the wine label, and this situation occurs many thousands of times each day. Over the past three decades, wine label design has become both an art and a science. In this episode, Mark first talks to Tom Rodrigues, who designed the famous Far Niente label in 1979 that revolutionized the industry. After that he checks in with Holly Harmon, a designer working in a more modern style, to examine some of the changes and trends that have occurred recently. In both of these conversations, you’ll get an insight into the psychological strategy that makes you reach for that bottle in the wine store.
Tom Rodrigues—Link to:

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Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: