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To explore hand-lettering and custom typography with Victorian inspiration.
During the Victorian era there was a great fascination with German folklore and storytelling. The forbidden Black Forest in southwestern Germany was the source of many of the mystical stories. My idea for Wald Nektar, meaning Forest Nektar, was to create that feeling of enchantment and mystery through the bottle's design.
The dark, thick Kräuterlikor (herbal liqueur) inside the bottle, combined with the gold lettering and flourishes in the design give the bottle a distinct look that dates back to the Victorian era.
The thorn-like flourishes on each letter resemble the idea of the beautiful yet dangerous forest, while the line-work surrounding the lettering is used to draw the viewer in just as the Black Forest does to its many travelers in the stories.