Deep Ellum Spirits
Rebranding, Packaging System & Website
Brand Merchandise & Apparel
Logos, Iconography & Illustration
Website Design & Development
Creative Direction: Christian Helms
Design Team: Alex Roka, Zach Wieland, Crystal Glover
Brand Management: Ryan Kitchens
Website Development: David Guillory
Dallas’ famous (and infamous) Deep Ellum district is an urban jungle steeped in history, serving over the years as a home to wayward souls, grinnin’ pickers, lovable losers and hungry dreamers. Known for decades as the rough part of town, these days the neighborhood is a vibrant creative enclave known for smooth spirits. Deep Ellum is a world-class distillery pumping out vodka, whiskeys and spirit infusions that sip smooth, win medals and completely crush the competition. Channeling a determination of spirit that fueled countless punk bands, blues legends and degenerate hucksters, they’re a perfect pairing for wild nights, pool parties and questionable characters.
We collaborated with the Deep Ellum team to reintroduce a supercharged brand for a new era. Striking neon labels mirror the spirited hues of the distillery’s vodka infusions, and sport a new, refined logo and typography system. Each element of the identity suite, from the shipper boxes to the custom website, reflects the brand’s rebellious personality, provocative voice and premium quality.