Tsiakkas Zivania & Commandaria
Tsiakkas Winery
2018
packaging, branding

Despite the 2 local drinks being regarded as 2 very different products, Tsiakkas Zivania and Commandaria are sold as part of a collection. Tsiakkas Zivania is in fact being matured in Commandaria casks and acquires a colour very similar to Commandaria after the ageing process. This is very different to the traditional transparent drink. Produced from the same grapes the two products share a lot, including their importance in the Cypriot history and culture.

The closure of the Commandaria label forms a cross at the back of the bottle. This design element references Commandaria's use by the Orthodox Cypriot church as the only appropriate wine for the Holy Communion. A diagonal line forms on the closure of Zivania as a simplification of the letter Z and a dynamic continuum.

For the 2 triangular boxes, 2 marbling prints where converted and printed in the brand colour used to identify each drink. The inside of each box is printed in copper and blue pantones respectfully. Marbling was chosen due to its organic process of making that is comparable to that of wine making. Also traditionally marbling was used for the wrapping of precious books and gifts and this is a special gift package. As all the information is printed on a separate band, once that is taken off, the box is left to be appreciated for its craft and the marbling, originally created by marbling artist Christina Padnjarou.

Design and Creative Direction: Despina Kannaourou Original Marbling: Christina Panjarou

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