Laurel Geddes
Laurel Geddes
Creative. Strategist. Storyteller. Adventurer.
 

 Illustration, Typography

Starbucks Reserve Coffee Cards

D.R. Congo Lake Kivu, Peru Chonti, Kenya Karatina

 
 
 

Custom-designed cards inspired by the distinctive characteristics of each coffee, the origin country's culture, local art, and textiles.

 

 

EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO LAKE KIVU

The coffee card artwork combines traditional regional textile patterns with cool blue tones reminiscent of the waters of Lake Kivu. The type is irregular and geometric, inspired by the textiles designs as well. Uniquely shaped fishing boats are highlighted in bronze foil among silhouettes of dwellings, boats, and coffee beans.

 COFFEE CARDS  Eastern Democratic of Congo Lake Kivu

COFFEE CARDS  Eastern Democratic of Congo Lake Kivu

 

Perú Chonti

Perú Chonti is a beautiful, floral coffee that comes from two farms in the Cajamarca region of Perú. The Perú Chonti icon design was inspired by the graceful arches of the elaborate gold helmets, nose rings, and necklaces worn by leaders of the ancient Moche civilization indigenous to that region. The teal and turquoise color scheme for the icon design was also derived from this intricate gold jewelry, which was often heavily inlaid with turquoise and other precious stones. The delicate, shimmering gold foil references the metal-working techniques, like gilding and early forms of soldering, that the Moche are particularly noted for.

 COFFEE CARD  Peru Chonti

COFFEE CARD  Peru Chonti

 LABEL  Peru Chonti

LABEL  Peru Chonti