In March 2013, I had the pleasure of working with the ladies at FoodFight NYC. They needed a program that both informed and celebrated their Third Annual Benefit. FoodFight aims to revolutionize how people think about food in schools and to create healthier communities.
The FoodFight team was very open to new ideas and gave me the opportunity to get creative with a rather ubiquitous part of most celebrations. While we started with a traditional card program, it involved into something much more fun.
FoodFight NYC was founded by Deb Grant and Carolyn Cohen.
Black and White Concepts
Updated details and paper ideas
Added placeholder event details. At this point, the program is still in the traditional format. I suggested butcher paper or other recycled paper to give a "homemade" and textured feel. Another idea was to print the program on a paper lunch bag as the organization works closely with schools and teachers. However, paper bags have a cheap feeling to them. The client needed something people wanted to keep, take home and perhaps display.
A bottle of good
Since the benefit was at the Brooklyn Brewery, we were able to get 22 oz bottles of their Local 1 Belgian Pale Ale. All it needed was the program as a label to tie the location, the event and the organization together. Throughout this round we played with color, added more imagery and locked down the details.
Bottle Label Template
Third Annual FoodFight Benefit!
Really, the best part is seeing the final product. I wasn't able to attend, but I got some great feedback on this design.
From Deb Grant, Co-Founder:
"...Suffice it to say that many of the attendees mentioned how: clever, creative, entertaining, eye-catching etc. the bottles were. They were thrilled to be able to take the bottles home...You did such a masterful job bringing our vision to life."