Blue Apron, one of the most sought-after billion dollar unicorns in the e-commerce world, suddenly found itself one amongst a growing population of recipe and delivery services available to the market. In order to expand their business, they decided to enhance and diversify their offerings. In the same way they had made sophisticated cuisine accessible and cooking it easy, Blue Apron made wine, which is often considered prohibitively intimidating, just as simple.
The packaging and icon design is firmly rooted in Blue Apron’s business imperative—making choices simple and attractive. Siegel+Gale took Blue Apron’s current icons and drew a custom set of iconography, resulting in a more coherent and distinctive icon style to continue the growth of the brand’s portfolio. The icons have a human quality, putting a sense of whimsy, surprise and joy at the fore of learning about wine and food.
To move the brand forward we:
– Created a logo signature system allowing for growth and flexibility as new line extensions emerge, and simplified the mark by removing the words “Blue Apron”
– Crafted a proprietary style of icons that are friendly, yet elevated, to balance the brand’s accessible nature and the high quality of its offerings
– Designed the packaging to allow for moments of surprise and delight: a hidden message for the mailman beneath the shipping label, and illustrated vignettes that celebrate the shared experience of uncorking a bottle of wine
– Simplified the tasting cards that accompany each box of wine and made the information more digestible to deliver a joyful learning experience on a topic that is often considered intimidating
Blue Apron has enjoyed accolades for its wine packaging, winning Gold and Bronze at the Creativity International and Transform Awards. These designs signal Blue Apron’s maturation as a company. With its newly developed comprehensive visual identity, Blue Apron is well-positioned to continue the growth of the brand’s portfolio.