For Hank Richardson's Typography 3 class, our assignment was to design and hand letter a liquor bottle label done in the Victorian style.
I chose to design my label in honor of Marianne North, a rebellious spirited, botanical painter and artist who lived during the Victorian era. "North was an unusual woman for her time. She believed religion to be “mumbo jumbo,” marriage to be “a terrible experiment,” and travel companions to be “tiresome.” She was determined, energetic, ambitious.” When she was 37, North was introduced to painting and found it seductive and addictive, “like dram drinking,” she reported in her 1894 autobiography 'Recollections of a Happy Life.' When her father passed away, she was 39 and left without her confidante and good friend. She was also left in charge of a sizable inheritance, and soon decided to venture out on her own to document the world’s biodiversity with her easel."
The design of this Brandy encompasses her divergent yet beautiful 'spirit' with floral elements, an abundance of flourishes, and botanical colors, all to portray her legacy.