FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
VINTAGE POINT AND VOICEBOX CREATIVE HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS GRAPHIS PLATINUM AWARD
Design Work to be Featured in Leading Design Publication, Graphis Letterhead7
April 29, 2008, Sonoma, Calif. – Vintage Point, Partners In Wine, the Sonoma, California-based sales, marketing and general consulting firm specializing in small luxury wine producers, today announced that it is the recipient of the Graphis Platinum award for business system design, one of seven Platinum awards issued worldwide. Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, documents the most significant and influential communication work being produced today. The Vintage Point design is featured in Graphis Letterhead7, and was produced by Vintage Point’s San Francisco-based branding and design firm, Voicebox Creative, who will also be featured in the publication.
“This award confirms what we knew all along,” said David Biggar, President of Vintage Point. “The brand identity system that Voicebox designed does an outstanding job of representing us to the luxury wine producers of the world. We’ve received a lot of compliments on their work as the branding and design work captures and communicates our team’s collective experience and informed point-of-view about the wine industry while helping us stand out in this highly competitive space. It shows that Voicebox really understood the message that we needed to deliver.”
“It’s an honor to join the worldwide group of illustrious design leaders represented in Graphis Letterhead7 and we are gratified to be recognized for our work,” said Sean Ziegler, Voicebox Creative Founder and Managing Director. “We are thrilled that Vintage Point gave us the opportunity to do what we do best: To be inventive with the design, ultimately creating a brand that represents them successfully.
Voicebox conducted several interview sessions with the Vintage Point partners to garner professional insights, humorous anecdotes and individual eccentricities, which were then distilled into the design. The logo was created to capture the nostalgia of storefront wine merchant signage and illustrator Greg Clarke was commissioned to capture the partner’s styles and personalities. The unique cartoon illustrations are used interchangeably on all business system elements to introduce Vintage Point clients to the individuals behind the business.
Page Two – Vintage Point, Voicebox Creative Win Graphis Platinum Award
About Voicebox Creative, Inc.
Voicebox Creative is known for its specialization in products and services that celebrate and enhance life, including wine and spirits, craft beverages, organic and specialty foods, hospitality and entertainment. Voicebox offers a full suite of strategic design services including positioning, naming, identity development, packaging systems, print and retail merchandising programs, with a special focus on new brand innovation. Clients include Constellation Brands, Clif Bar & Company, Foster’s Wine Estates, LVMH, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Trinchero Family Vineyards and Clover Stornetta Farms. Voicebox Creative was formed in 2002 by Managing Director, Sean Ziegler and joined by Managing Partner and Creative Director, Jacques Rossouw in 2005. Voicebox Creative’s Advisory Board includes three leaders from the food, beverage and hospitality industries.
Voicebox Creative, Inc. is located at 3 Meacham Place, San Francisco, CA 94109 and can be reached via phone (415) 674-3212 or fax (415) 674-5616. The company’s website is www.voiceboxsf.com.
About Vintage Point, Partners in Wine
Formed in March 2006, Vintage Point offers a full range of winery services and a national sales and marketing team that specialize in channel management, placing luxury wines in the optimal retail and restaurant outlets. Vintage Point’s domestic and international clients include Luna Vineyards, Arnold Palmer Wines, The Lunatic; Jayson Woodbridge’s Hundred Acre, Layer Cake Wines, Cherry Pie and Barossa Jack; Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery and Stonecap Wines; Hidden Ridge; Gary Farrell and Garnet Vineyards. The partners, David Biggar, President and Tom Peterson, Chief Operating Officer, emphasize that “Partners In Wine” signifies not only their own partnership, but the many partnerships they have formed with the luxury wine trade.
Vintage Point is located at 564 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 94576 and can be reached via phone (707) 939-6766 or fax (707) 939-6765. The company’s website is www.vintagepoint.com.