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La Diplomate Packaging


Production Method

Foil stamp



Rice Creative

Creative Directors: Chi-An De Leo, Joshua Breidenbach
Designers: Dinh Thi Thuy Truc, Huynh Tran Khanh Nguyen



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Bordeaux-based tea purveyors La Diplomate’s label remains tactfully subtle despite requiring five steps and two printers.



La Diplomate

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Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6.85 × 5 in.

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Lan Vy / Natural / White / 160

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Project Description

La Diplomate celebrates tea. They offer 60+ teas from all over the world. We created the visual identity, and packaging solutions for the gorgeous 18th century storefront which sits on a quaint pedestrian lane in the center of Bordeaux, France, a newly labeled UNESCO World Heritage site. We sought a bolder look for tea as we found their offering to be a head spinning array of complex flavors. First a story was developed about this mysterious Diplomate who once traveled the world in search of the rarest, finest teas. From here we created her likeness in a simple mark. We combined modernist type with classic detailing for a look which is not time specific. One can experience the history and colorful complexity of tea at La Diplomate.

Production Lesson(s)

It was a 5 step process using 2 printers. We first had to offset the base colours, we then sent it to the next printer to foil stamp and emboss, then we sent it back to the first printer to add a layer of adhesive and lastly cut. Since two out of the three processes was done by hand, we had to make sure registration and detailing was perfect, this was challenging but this made the result all the more pleasing”

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Kelly Cree

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July 3, 2014


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