Unicer, a long story

DesignerDiogo Gama Rocha
Prize3rd Place in Print / Books
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Entry Description

“Unicer, a long story” celebrates, portrays and eternalises 125 years of operation by the largest Portuguese drinks producer, part of the Carlsberg Group, based in Porto (in the north of Portugal) and recognised worldwide. Over 1,000 pages, with a differentiating design, are packed into this two-volume literary work. It consists of two hard cover books in a very original wooden case, reminiscent of the wooden cases once used to transport beer. This case can be used for storage, transport and displaying the books on the library shelves. Omdesign was in charge of the design, page layout and production of this book in 2014 and also produced a shorter print version, with reserved access, through QR Code and address, to two digital versions (PT and EN). The book has special finishes. The bronze-embossed bas-relief cover is only in colours and materials that are used in the brewing industry and for beer. The velvety varnish has an effect that reproduces the texture of two extraordinary original tapestries, which portray the brewing process. These tapestries, by the renowned artist, Eduardo Nery, are property of the company. In the inside, there are several pages with spot varnish on some pictures and illustrations. The beginning of memorable moments in the life of the company and of each chapter are highlighted using quadriptychs and triptychs.

About Designer

Established in 1998, Omdesign is a Portuguese design and advertising agency that works on a daily basis for clients and partners that honour us with their patronage and loyalty. The strong relationships we have built over 20 years are result of the dedication and the unique way we embrace each project, always offering innovative and highly effective solutions. At Omdesign, we work with leading companies worldwide in different industries such as beverages, wines, food, FMCG, tourism, among others. The agency is recognised nationally and internationally for the excellence of its work.

Awards and Prize

More than 165 awards achieved in national and international design and packaging competitions, namely in IDA, Graphis, Pentawards, Red Dot, iF Design, among others.