Riga Black Balsam
Invented in the XVIII century, Riga Black Balsam has experienced many changes throughout the ages. The dissolution of the Soviet Union and the return to the principles of capitalism created an opportunity for Riga Black Balsam to update the cork and bottle style packaging. We were asked to design a capsule to replace the cork and redesign the label, essentially freeing it from the image of the Soviet heritage.
The project required patience, knowledge and a great respect to the origins of Riga Black Balsam. We revised archives, researched all historic labels and selected a set of elements to replace the outdated styling but still maintain the good ,old traditional image of this legendary brand.