“Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you.” Kurt Cobain. Introducing the second edition of The Garajeest’s Barrel-Aged Signature Series.
This one is named after and as such, is a salutation to the grunge legend we all know and love, the gone-too-soon frontman of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. As a part of the Signature Series, there were two specific packaging elements that had to be considered and designed, i.e. a signature title vinyl sticker and a poster-style tissue wrap. The poster we designed makes use of a rugged handwritten typeface to mimic Cobain’s self-expressing journal that was published for commercial sale after his death in April of 1994. The choice of vivid yellow (100% yellow) as the only colour in the palette was to allow for contrast with an otherwise monochromatic design. This evokes and reflects the rebellious tone of Cobain and the grunge energy of the band itself. The white vinyl sticker placed at random on the bottles acts as though each bottle was individually signature by Cobain, thus adding an almost personal touch.