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Up Inc. Holiday Gift


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Up Inc.

Carey George – Creative Director
Van Chong – Designer (Hiccup)
Ryan Booth – Designer (Fizzy Swig)
Kelley Doris – Writer (Hiccup)
Chris Beard – Writer (Fizzy Swig)



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Cheeky in naming, these bottles are a sight to behold with their silver metallic ink on glass—be it bubbly and airy, or solid and flat. Either bottle would surely win a spot on my kitchen counter for a good while. 




Quantity Produced

300 (150 of each design)

Production Cost

Production Time

6 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Number of Colors

Bottle: 1
Tube: 2


Strikethrough gloss varnish with a matt aquous





Up Inc. Holiday Gift
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Project Description

For its 2012 holiday gift, branding firm Up Inc sent clients a handcrafted bottle of traditional-method sparkling wine. And, since printing on glass was a novel experiment, two custom packages were created—each featuring a playful name, festive holiday messaging and light-hearted design.

Bottles were silk-screened with silver-metallic ink (requiring six full days to dry), and protected in paper-wrapped shipping tubes—also designed to accent the contents within. All tubes were sealed with personalized labels, adding a friendly finishing touch.

Production Lesson(s)

We encountered a few challenges during the execution of this project. First, the process of silk-screening on glass bottles had to be tested—to ensure that the ink adhered, and to decipher how long the drying process would take. Bottles, it turned out, took six full days to dry, which greatly impacted our allotted production time.

Second, we had to find a cost-effective way of shipping the bottles. And, given few suitable options, we settled on creating our own protective packaging: modified, custom-designed mailing tubes.

As an overarching consideration, we also had to contend with the regulations inherent in packaging (and giving away) an alcohol-based product. 'Undesirable' legal copy had to be tastefully incorporated into the design.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 21, 2013


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