"Liquid Death: Did-They-Really-Just-Do-That Branding" — Dave Hopkins, Print Design Expert

Branding Love Letters

Jan 14 2024 • 25 mins

Liquid Death is an American canned water company and print design expert Dave Hopkins' favourite brand. "Who does that?!?" is a question that Dave has been asking himself since this subversively silly brand sprung into his life. Yes, it's mountain water with heavy metal branding. And, according to Dave, it reveals a lot about how to wrap a serious mission in an entertaining shell.

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: www.pilgrimage.design/20-liquid-death

Dave's website: www.printdesignacademy.com

The Quickie podcast: www.printdesignacademy.com/podcasts/the-quickie-interviews-for-graphic-designers

What is this podcast?

Your brand + an emotional connection with your audience = success. But that middle part is tricky. I'm here to equip you to achieve it, through personal stories of individuals who have emotionally resonated with branding. I'm Sam, a brand designer and your host. In each episode, released on the 14th of the month, a top guest picks their favourite brand. I then invite them to unpack why it means so much. As they share, we gain invaluable insights into what makes audiences tick. Not with strategy or theory, but through that undeniable proof of successful branding: emotion. Whether you're a business wanting to better connect, a charity struggling to garner support or a branding professional needing encouragement, this is the podcast for you.

Podcast artwork created with the help of Canva AI.

AI policy: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design/ai-policy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Who am I?

I'm Sam Thorogood. Hi! I'm a brand designer for startups, creators, charities, eco projects and church plants. I'm on a mission: equip these pioneering brands to bring others onto their journeys.

My website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Final thing (I promise)!

Every other Tuesday, I share succinct advice on how to integrate design techniques and philosophy into your brand. Encouraging, empowering... and totally free. Welcome to the journey towards better branding.

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