Fine Beverages & Fine Cigarettes
Saguaro was a brand I envisioned years ago. It has gone through several iterations, as shown below.
Originally I wanted to go for a retro cigarette / match company. The effect was difficult to complete as I did not fully understand the weathering process or the Photoshopping of images well.
After some work with the Adobe online colour scheme picker, I landed on some desaturated colours that more or less evoke a wild west theme.
These two designs are a little more adventurous than the others, but they turned out decently. I enjoyed working with symmetry as both these images are symmetric in real life—more or less.
These are my two favourite designs; they most evoke the Arizona desert for me. Their colour palettes are the opposite of each other; midnight and midday. I plan to get these coasters printed, barring prohibitive costs. Ideally they would have a letterpress effect on all the black lines, but this would be very expensive in small batches.