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  • Recently, celebrating 70 years of fine wine, Stellenbosch Hills launched their flagship aperitif called La Serena.  It is crafted from one of the rarest varieties of grape, “Muscat de Hambourg”.  It reflects the rich history and heritage of Stellenbosch Hills.  We here at Sumi Creative were commissioned to do the packaging.  The concept was developed around two ideas, “serenity” and “royalty”.  Lo...

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  • It was 1035 when a Persian traveler walked into a market in Cairo and noted that vegetables, spices and hardware were wrapped in paper for the customers. This is the earliest record of packaging. Since then, packaging has evolved into a great industry that serves so many purposes for modern society, making package design one of the most essential elements to sell products. First impressions make a...

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  • Sumi Creative Co again had the opportunity of working with famed Franschhoek wine and food farm, Allée Bleue.  This special project is a wine label called Blue Owl and so the story goes. After farming for 3 generations Pieter Quixley the owner of the Riversmeet Farm felt it was time for him to retire. He approached his neighbours Wilfred and Elke Dauphin to see if they would be interested in buyin...

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  • Op Vrydag 9 Oktober bied Sumi Creative | Co ‘n unieke aand aan wat beloof om soos geen ander aand te wees nie. Sumi Creative | Co span saam met plaaslike Afrikaanse groep - Die Kaalkop Waarheid (DKW) vir ‘n aand van kuns en musiek. Ook gaan daar n verrassings element wees van “ real time art". Ontwerper en kuns direkteur van Sumi Creative | Co gaan kuns skep op die ritme van musiek. Daar is ple...

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  • We realised that you do not need to be big to make it in the world. It is good to see that our creative design can make our clients stand out in the world. This is what we try to achieve when looking at branding. These awards are for us a small way of saying thank you for your support! This year Sumi Creative Co participated in the Harpers Global Design Awards and we walked away with one gold...

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  • Every now and again there is a story that needs to be told. Too often we hear of people leaving and it is very little that we hear of people coming back. At Sumi Creative Co we believe that you can only make an informed decision if you have a reference. Such an example is Steph Nel from Global Performance Management (GPM). Steph, after having spent many years coaching in Europe, came to the re...

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  • A while ago we worked with the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa and mentioned a partnership that was developing between the Association and Standard Bank of South Africa.  Within this relationship there appears to be amazing things happening that borders on the birth of a "cult movement".  This partnership is now going to new hights and after our recent involvement in the Chenin Blanc Top ...

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  • Grundheim Wines in South Africa has pulled out a fabulous wine (Shiraz) from their station and came up with the appropriate name of “Stasiemeester” (Station master). In South Africa, like in the rest of the world the “Stasiemeester” was a well respected and highly important man in society. Before the plane came he was the one who could stop a metal monster in his tracks, he was the one who could...

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  • A while ago we wrote a short piece on the ways and doings of the Clarens Brewery team. In case you do not remember they are the ones with the first beer-ocracy and why? Because they get to vote on everything in the brewery. All staff are part of the process and yes it works for them. So Sumi Creative Co gets to do design proposals on a label for example and then there is a discussion on who su...

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  • The A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s largest international, annual juried competition for design. This week, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014-2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by a 70-person jury panel of established academics, prominent press members, creative des...

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  • So it is stated that Harley Davidsons are only for the highway. Not true!!! So it happened then that friends in darkest Africa came with the unusual request to help them with a logo for their bikers club. Not just any bikers club but a Harley Davidson club in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The bike club has been in existance since 2003. It is no wonder that the group calls themselves the Elephant’...

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  • Richard von Geusau, accountant turned chocolatier, is one of South Africa's best chocolate-makers. Trading as von Geusau Chocolates he established his brand in the picturesque town of Greyton in the Western Cape. Richard has got taste and no wonder that some of the most highly rated hotels in South Africa sells his chocolates. His passion for this highly refined substance, that makes everybody ...

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  • Dear Friends, We are coming to the end of 2014. It was an amazing year for us, we won awards, we grew in web likes. We featured in articles and most of all we featured somewhere with you as our clients and vendors. We would like to thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for your continued support and believe that you need the best and that you moved with us up on the scale of amazing de...

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  • Sumi Creative Co was called upon recently by family run Avondale Wines to help them with a very special project. In July 2014 we were called to the farm to meet with Proprietor Johnathan Grieve and Madeleine Laarman to discuss the project. Sitting down with coffee in the early morning hours we were entertained with a short video clip shot by a professional photographer and is really worth watchi...

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  • What a pleasure to again work with the Dalla Cia family. They are at the forefront of innovation and we would like to think that we support them through high quality designs. The Dalla Cia Corretto sachet, as it is known in South Africa, is not just any mono dose sachet. It’s a compact, credit card sized sachet designed by a South African Rocket Scientist - sic. and it’s sole purpose is enhance t...

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  • Breederiver Brewing Co Rawsonville, Western Cape, South Africa. Not only is the Breede River Valley one of the most picturesque wine and fruit producing areas in the country, but it’s also a treasure trove of myths and age-old legends and tales. When Breederiver Brewing Co released its first four unique craft beers, they turned to graphic designer and artist, Sumi, to design labels that would ref...

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  • When craftsmen meet, something out of the ordinary is born

    When Sumi Creative Co received the brief to design a logo for FABER, a progressive South African restaurant with a passion for handcrafted food and wine that is authentic and evocative, we knew that something extraordinary was about to be born. Creative energy is always taken to the next level when craftsmen from different disciplines combine their efforts based on a shared reverence for the crea...

  • Karoo Schnapps From The Klein Karoo

    Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa If a craft distiller has a white bull terrier on their logo, you should know better than expect anything mundane or colourless from them. Known for its “witblits” (white lightning), muscadel, port, homemade liqueurs and pot still brandy, Grundheim Craft Distillers has recently added Karoo Schnapps in apple and pear flavours to its unique award-wi...

  • When spirit evolves

    Black Mountain Karoo Dry Gin. Karoo, Southern Cape, South Africa “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine” – Rick Blaine in Casablanca An unlikely relationship when a gin maker from the Karoo and a graphic designer cum artist walk into each other’s worlds. But what is the glue that not only binds together but multiplies creativity between two seemingly dispa...

  • The Artist, the Brewer and the Famous Village

    Clarens Brewery Clarens, Eastern Free State, South Africa Situated on the foothills of the Maloti Mountains in South Africa you will find the small, picturesque village of Clarens, a popular tourist destination famed for adventure and art; nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”. If you were to venture into this quaint little village, you will find one of South Africa’s first brew-pubs, ci...

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