Highball Coffee for Climbers Brand Identity and Packaging by russs.design

Highball Coffee for Climbers Brand Identity and Packaging by russs.design

Highball is a coffee company inspired by rock and fueled by the need for adventure. In addition to selling whole bean coffee bags for the home, Highball offers a unique “tea bag” style coffee that is easy to carry and drink on the go.
Highball Coffee needed a brand identity to stand out in the online coffee market and appeal to the climbers community. The goal was to create a rugged and bold look to make lovers outdoor adventures’ lovers feel identified with the coffee they drink.
The word highball is used in bouldering, a discipline of rock climbing. It defines a long, high off the ground, and difficult boulder problem.
The logo has a big visual impact across all the brand identity application. Its symbol is a representation of energy and adventure, combining the sharpness of rock and the crack line of coffee beans. It’s combined with a solid typeface made of smooth curves and hard angles which provides a strong personality to the overall identity.
Highball’s customers care about products that are ethical and conscious about their environmental impact. The brand serves the climbing community and environment, ensuring all of their products meet the highest standards of sustainability: steeped coffee provides a compostable solution to change how people consume single-serve coffee.
Every bag sold, Highball Coffee donates a portion of the proceeds to nonprofits supporting sustainable access and conservation efforts of the climbing environment.
The packaging has been designed to make their coffee bags instantly recognizable, attention-grabbing and climbing inspired in its naming as well as graphic system.
In fact, all of Highball’s roasts are named after famous boulders and climbs across the US: Lucid Dreaming and Midnight Lightning, to name a few.
The pattern differentiates every roast by visually recalling the textures and colors of the related boulder through the repetition of the symbol shape.

CREDIT

  • Agency/Creative: russs.design
  • Article Title: Highball Coffee for Climbers Brand Identity and Packaging by russs.design
  • Organisation/Entity: Freelance
  • Project Type: Packaging
  • Project Status: Published
  • Agency/Creative Country: Spain
  • Agency/Creative City: Barcelona
  • Market Region: North America, Global
  • Project Deliverables: Brand Design, Brand Identity, Branding, Graphic Design, Identity System, Packaging Design
  • Format: Bag, Pouch
  • Substrate: Plastic, Pulp Paper
  • Industry: Food/Beverage
  • Keywords: coffee climbing outdoor tea packaging design identity branding sustainable mountain drink food beverage specialty espresso roast boulder

  • Credits:
    Photographer: Ethan Hickerson
    Photographer: Kat Super
    Brand Identity, Packaging Design: Giuliano Rusciano

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