White Bear Studios' design inspiration came from researching Asian heritage, it was during this research they discovered that each Asian country has a national Dragon. As each flavour was based on the great tastes of China, Japan and Thailand this concept married superbly with the brand story. The perfect metaphor for an asian hot sauce that awakens your taste buds and fires up your senses.
Crafted like the products themselves, every part of the design was hand-drawn from the brand to each dragon. The usage of overlaying colours helps to represent the three strong and differing flavours while simultaneously nodding to traditional Asian art.
The typography is simple but has a few 'quirks' to give it character and a slight Asian feeling without being cliché or country specific. The bold typography contrasts with the finer detailed illustrations of the dragons giving it presence on shelf.
The goal for the supporting brand language was be more expressive. We wanted the typography to be less refined and more vivid and striking. These big paint stroked letters, boasts the energy, flare and creativity of the product. This in turn encourages you to get experimental while using these sauces. All of these thoughts are encapsulated in the brands slogan - Unleash the Dragon!