Spirits, Hospitality, Special Events.
Branding, Digital, Editorial, Identity System, Typeface, Iconography, Symbolism, Online & Print Communication, Social Media, Packaging, Collateral, Environment, Menu, Clothing.
To enjoy Buen Viaje is to forge a relationship with the world of agaves, with mother nature, with the origin of the spirit, with true craftsmanship. Glyph bonded immediately with the Buen Viaje team. We brought the brand to life by preserving millenary traditions and using maps and symbolic languages and glyphs. The marketplace was lacking a brand that promoted the roots and ancient culture of this premium drink, unique in its kind. Glyph crafted the brand visual identity and designed a range of communications material across-platforms including a brand book with commissioned illustrations, using a custom-made font to tell the story. The team also developed packaging for limited editions made with wild agaves that took 30 years to mature. Key personalities from the world of art, design, publishing, and gastronomy, collaborated in these designs.
Graphics of the Americas - Gold.
Printing Industries of America - The Premier Print Award.
The Graphic Arts National Award, Mexico, for the “Duality” Edition.
The Graphic Arts National Award, Mexico, for the “Golden Dragon” Edition.
Three successful developments of brand extensions were successfully created: “Casa Buen Viaje” (brand experience bar in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), "Guardianes del Buen Viaje" (special events), and "Encuentros de Jícara" (tourist events, with the purpose of raising awareness about the environment).
Buen Viaje became the first Mexican brand to obtain the National award of Graphic Arts in the United States, in Latin America, and in Mexico, the three consecutive design awards in the same year.
“Everything Ringo and team did with our brand and our product lines has been impressive. Whether it’s winning awards, opening doors, or inspiring others, Glyph went well beyond simply being a good design studio. The way Ringo sees things, his vast experience, his sensitivity, and his overarching understanding of symbols allows him to connect the dots that makes design transcend the expected. It's not easy to find someone like Ringo – his design is a type of art, of connection, of magic… giving a soul to our brand.”
Founding Partner at Buen Viaje