Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Cooper's Hawk recently collaborated on an exclusive wine release inspired by Things to Come, a 1936 film written by H.G. Wells. The bottle label incorporated a recent poster for a Criterion Collection re-release of the film, so my design work for the launch event and informational material drew inspiration from that.
Things to Come featured special effects montages created by László Moholy-Nagy and was described as introducing the British public to modernism in the 1930s in the same way that Blade Runner brought a post-modernist aesthetic to the masses in the 1980s. The film presents a quasi-utopian glimpse at a hundred years of progress while eerily predicting WW2. It also has a striking visual style, featuring bold typographic intertitles.
For the wine release collateral, I drew on the bold colors of the film’s re-release packaging while hinting at historic Hollywood style and the elegance of the Coppola estate. Conceptual work also included typographic treatments for Coppola and the wine itself.