This packaging was conceptualized and designed as an alternative to traditional beer packaging during my 3Dimensional Studio coursework at Savannah College of Art and Design. As part of the creative process I looked for ways to create an eco-friendly solution while being economically viable. The package uses less material than current options – while also providing a reusable solution during the point of purchase. After the first 6-pack is purchased and consumed, you can re-fill the pack at a discounted rate. The idea of the fictitious Nevermore Brewery stemmed from a late night reading of Edgar Allen Poe's poem, The Raven. Each of Nevermore's full-flavored brews is named after the illustrious bird. Nevermore brews Black Bird Brew; an all-American black lager beer, Raven's Roost; a smooth pale ale and finally, Crow's Nest; a coastal wheat brew. This new design features a sustainable approach to bottle packaging and purchasing experience.
Karl Dinkler was born and raised in the small town of Farmington, Connecticut. In 2007, after graduating Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, Karl came to Orlando, Florida to work for a privately held investment company as an in-house graphic designer. In 2009, he enrolled to further enrich his studies in graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he is set to graduate with a M.F.A. in Graphic Design in 2012. He currently works for the same company that brought him to Florida as a Creative Director. Karl has won a few design awards including silver and bronze awards at the International Design Awards and a gold Addy Award. He has a deep passion for design, a love affair with music and a quest for learning more. He is a thinker, tinkerer, observer, amateur photographer, listener, maker, doer & value-adder with rich fervor for life.
Professor Trudy Abadie