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  • 28 Jul 2022

Great Lakes Brewing celebrates INX design contest win

Great Lakes Brewing Company’s creative manager Jameson Campbell and brand marketing manager Marissa DeSantis show off 2022 Colored by INX Can Design Contest trophy with winning craft beer entry for TropiCoastal Tropical IPA

Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Company has received its trophy for winning the third annual Colored by INX Can Design Contest for its TropiCoastal Tropical IPA craft beer entry.

All submitted entries required designers to use the INX Metal Color Catalog to produce a commercial can design before December 31, 2021. 

Jameson Campbell, creative manager for Great Lakes Brewing Company, said the catalog inspires his team to find the right combination of colors to deliver each beer’s unique story, create shelf appeal and build strong brands.

‘Our goal was to expand our IPA portfolio with a year-round offering that delivers big, ripe tropical fruit aromas,’ added Campbell. ‘So how do you achieve that feeling visually, mainly when your beer is primarily sold in regions where a plane ticket is required to capture those vacation vibes? With immersive, enveloping splashes of color.

‘With illustrator Sam Hadley, we set out to create the invigorating feeling of discovering your own tropical oasis. It draws the can holder into a warm, beachfront sunset scene amidst cool, green and teal foliage that extends beyond the can’s front face.

‘To deliver on our promise of a liquid getaway, TropiCoastal received its own tiki-inspired type from Sam, which influenced the voice and style of the brand’s supporting materials. Our primary logo, generally shown in black, white and gold, also received a brighter color treatment. We did it to better align with the lightness of the scene and break the traditional convention of our year-round brands.’


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