The coffee aisle of a grocery store can seem aesthetically homogenous. The imagery is drab (beans, steam, mugs of brown liquid) and the colors are dark and warm. When I think of coffee, I think of energy, purpose, and focus. I wanted to explore the notion of presenting coffee in a bright way, instead of the usual brown mug; I wanted to see coffee as something full of vitality and intention. Gray Wolf is wild but disciplined. Boldness, a theme often emphasized in coffee copywriting, is built-in to the wolf imagery. The color palette (blues and grays and yellow) is vibrant and positive but forceful and strong. The wolf itself is poised.
Silver in Packaging Design 2019