Coffee Roasters: a cool illustrated coffee bag from Isla Vista.

Lately I worked with Cajè Coffee for a t-shirt design and we’re drawing a new T-shirt, but last year I worked on their first customized, illustrated coffee packaging bag design, based on an illustrated composition of summerish elements.

Customized, Illustrated coffee roasters bag
Cajè Coffee – illustrated packaging design

After a little chat with Ryan, we thought about creating a seamless vector pattern.

We thought about a pineapple, a shark, a donut, some coffee beans, a palm tree and a milkshake, because we wanted some symbolic graphic elements inspired by summer and the southern California.

We wanted a vintage & old-school graphic for the coffee illustrated bag, but with the appeal of something freshly-made, not too old.

A creative window into the vintage Californian graphics with the vibes of the modern times. I drew a sketch of the composition of the elements, in order to create a fresh combination.

Why? Because we cared to give to the final customer the idea of something locally roasted, nice to sip. Then I sketch the main font; I wanted to create a nice connection between the old color palettes from the 80s-90s and the cleaner shapes of the modern designs.

Customized, Illustrated coffee roasters bag
Cajè Coffee Isla vista – illustrated packaging design by Joe Tamponi

After finishing the composition I vectorised the single elements into a seamless vector pattern.

Customized, Illustrated coffee roasters cup.
Cajè Coffee mug – Designed by Joe Tamponi Illustrations

As you can see from the image above, the same coffee bag graphic has been used to create a nice colorful coffee mug! Are you thinking about creating some bags and new packs for your roasted coffee?

If you liked the coffee bags and you were already thinking about looking for a graphic designer to hire well, you should text me to giovannitamponi@gmail.com let’s work on something great!

I wrote a blog post that talks about my work experience as a freelance illustrator, take a look here!

If you’re on the road struggling for a nice cup of coffee because of a hard day well, then you should stop by Isla Vista and take a look to Cajè Coffee, the page it’s here!