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Redesigning the taste of tradition

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  • Services

    • Brand Positioning
    • Product & Service Innovation
    • Packaging Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Visual Identity Design
  • Industry

    • Consumer Goods
    • Food and Beverage
  • Client

    Pernod Ricard SA

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

Challenge

Aligning brand
and communication

Ruavieja pinpointed the need to premiumize and update its brand to attract a younger audience after a spectacular rise in awareness triggered by its Christmas campaign in 2018.

Morillas had to bridge the gap between its communication strategy, which was very emotional, close and warm, and its brand image, which was considered traditional, old and outdated. The new graphic identity had to be modern, attractive and sustainable in order to bring it closer to an audience that until then perceived Ruavieja as a liquor brand for a very mature audience.

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

Solution

Refreshing
the essence
of something unique

We updated the brand in such a way that it maintained continuity, making its evolution logical and its essence tangible. We worked in depth, rethinking elements ranging from its typographic logo to the iconic design of its glass bottles.

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

Ruavieja logo handmade by its calligrapher Oriol Miró.    

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

The power
of a timeless
symbol

We redesigned the classic emblem of the coat of arms for a symbol that would represent its Galician origins, tradition and quality in a simple and attractive way: the shell.

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 

Before / After

Redesigning
a classic

A historic brand that was looking to find itself in the name of renewal, while also seeking a fresh perspective on its product design. An organic and surprising evolution ready to win back a nation's palates.

Made with
Xeito since 1889

Symbolizes the tradition, craftsmanship and know-how of the Galician essence of its liqueurs

Solution

Everything changes
so everything
stays the same

We also styled the iconic Ruavieja bottle while maintaining the balance between continuity and disruption to transform it into a revamped icon that would stand out on the shelf.

  • Sustainability criteria influenced the design and production process of the bottles..

  • Tinted glass is not recyclable, so we looked for quality green alternatives.

  • We included innovative sleeves with recyclable packaging by Ovelar.

These award-winning sleeves allowed us not only to meet sustainability criteria but also to maintain the premiumness we were looking for with the restyling of the brand. They featured a ceramic texture, sophisticated, smooth and with grip.

Bottling
the ingredients
of the new
Ruavieja

To crown the brand renewal carried out in this ambitious project, we translated all these changes into a corporate identity manual that covered all aspects of the revamped brand. 

In this manual we established the guidelines and criteria for the use of all brand assets, from colors and contrasts, to the typographic applications.

Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
Ruavieja is a Spanish liqueur brand with more than 130 years of history that was born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. A company that has managed to stay alive in the minds and mouths of millions of Spaniards since 1889. 
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