The owners of Roux Wine & Spirits produced their own wine and commissioned me to design a label. They chose the name Calypso as the sound appealed to them.
Looking to the anthropological associations for inspiration, I decided to propose an illustration which referenced Calypso, the nymph who, in Greek mythology, held Odysseus in thrall for seven years. As the label and name mixed Greek mythology in the 21st century I decided to mix in the look of Roman mosaics. Good wine mixes people, so why not mix all of these elements?
As much as I am happy with this design’s execution, were I to do this over today, I’d choose a different style for the wine label. I would probably adhere more closely to actual mosaics as found by archaeologists and historians. This would create a better historic look, whereas the current label is a bit more pop culture in essence.