Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

Kurokura

We worked to define the identity of craft sake brand Kurokura.

Kurokura is a new sake brand designed to spotlight the very best of Japan’s craft sake brewers.

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

Kyoto-based sake bar owner Yoram Ofer and Tokyo-based drink writer Nicholas Coldicott select and bottle brews that are layered, complex and made with real passion.

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

The sakes are always junmai (no added alcohol), unfiltered, undiluted and unpasteurised.

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

Ian Lynam Design worked with the duo to create a sophisticated bespoke identity and packaging that reflects the unique nature of the spirits that they offer.

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

The typography chosen for each label is a subjective reflection of the flavor of each particular sake.

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design

The paper that the label was printed on it is chosen according to the amount of milling that the rice goes through per release. 

Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design
Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design
Kurokura sake branding, identity and packaging by Ian Lynam Design