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Treaty Oak Distilling

Brand Identity


Identity System


Design Team: Christian Helms, Drew Lakin
Creative Direction: Christian Helms
Photographer: @treatyoaktx


2016 Communication Arts

The Story

Named for the majestic 500-year-old oak where Stephen F. Austin signed a border agreement nearly two centuries ago, Treaty Oak embodies its namesake's strength and longevity. We worked with the Treaty Oak team to update their core identity in anticipation of opening its new state-of-the-art distillery and homestead, tucked away on 30 acres in Dripping Springs. Far removed from the noise of the city, patrons can witness the measured craft of distilling while enjoying a cocktail underneath a clear hill country view of the stars.

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