I’m in denial that summer is almost over. We’ve had an amazing one here in Vermont this year, I’m not sure Lake Champlain has looked more beautiful than it has lately. Case in point below (taken last night!)
We are lucky; however, that fall in Vermont also tips the scales in the beautiful department. And I have to say that I do love curling up with a cup of hot chocolate after being outside in the cool, crisp air.
So with the coming of fall, comes our stunning new autumn graphics. We spend a lot of time (almost as much as making the chocolates themselves) on our packaging—it must live up to the quality of the chocolates! I thought it might be nice to share some words from the designer herself and hear the concepts behind our handsome designs.
These designs mimic a linocut technique that is more “folksy” but yet retains a contemporary feel. This is achieved through color and shape and pattern of the interior (“veins”) of the leaves as well as the repeat patter in the bottom portion of the box.
We all expect the traditional hot bright saturated hues of autumn- the reds, oranges, and yellows. This color palette explores the intermediate colors- ginger oranges, muted teals, olive yellow greens and stormy grey purples- that are also present in this transitional season.
The decorative patterns on the leaves depict the multi-faceted framework and unique structure that each leaf possesses and takes it to a purely graphic level. They became art.
Fall is a tapestry of color that is not only visual but tactile and both the leaf graphics and the repeat pattern of leaves and seed pod reinforce that proposition.
Here’s to fall- the splendor of Vermont.