Beverage Branding, Packaging & Interior Design

Urban Tree Cidery

With the vision to start a new legacy, while keeping an existing one alive, the founders of Urban Tree tapped Vigor to craft the identity for Atlanta’s first cidery. Our approach was to meld the urban with the rural in a medley worthy of representing the delicious product and the genuine love of Georgia. From packaging through identity and interior space, the Vigor team crafted the Urban Tree brand to become the legacy envisioned.

Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia

Challenge

The owner’s main challenge was to create a new brand that would communicate the genuine love for Atlanta, Georgia, and cider. The brand was purely a vision and an idea with no actual product yet in production. The Vigor team had to imagine the flavor profiles, identify the roots of the owner’s passions, and create a new beverage brand from the inside out.

Key Insights

  • Cider was on the rise in popularity with larger brands spearheading the charge.
  • Atlanta is a very tight-knit community with passion for the city and state, so local is a big sticking point that set Urban Tree apart from the big guys.
  • The two founders were both certified Master Cidermakers by one of the only places who offers such certifications located in London, England.
  • In order to control supply chain, the founders purchased a longstanding orchard in Northern Georgia keeping it from going under.

Solution

Finding the essence of the cidery’s passion was a simple task. The founder’s lived it and breathed it. They not only had an adoration for cider as a product, but also for Atlanta and Georgia. Their dream was to create a legacy that would grow and blossom into something much bigger. They not only wanted to start a legacy, they also felt compelled to perpetuate one in their purchase of a 100 year old Georgia orchard keeping it from failing.

With legacy as our focal point, the Vigor team began crafting packaging, identity, and interior design elements. The logo became the epicenter of the brand with its visual interpretation of urban meets orchard in an unforgettable “U” letterform.

The typography explored handcrafted to refined forms communicating the process of cider-making subliminally. Urban Tree’s packaging was an instant homerun with powerful colors and details that told the cidery’s story visually and verbally.

A tasting room would be Urban Tree Cidery’s brand experience immersion point. The interior design team at Vigor used the brand strategy as a basis for creating a space that would interpret, reinforce, and hero the brand’s passion and identity in a full sensory experience. The resulting space was a combination of memorable moments from the wood palette wall to the Georgia heritage wall all leading to the champion focal point of the full service bar that serves only Georgia-local beverages.

Date

2015

Format

Beverage, Alcoholic, Cider

Team Size

Client: 3  / Vigor: 7

Location(s)

Atlanta, GA

Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Tree Cidery beverage branding and interior design by Vigor in Atlanta, Georgia