Red Seal – Effergize B
When the marketing manager of Red Seal asked DV8 Creative to come up with a sell-in campaign for their new vitamin B product, he wanted to try a new approach.
We were directly competing with Berocca which was not then available at supermarkets, and he identified what was popular knowledge – that Berocca was widely used for hangovers.
So, without appearing too authoritative or making misleading claims, we wanted to have a bit of fun while reminding people that vitamin B can help with hangovers.
Photographer Chris Williams and I invented the character of Dr Cringle and with a style recalling the 50s, when advertising seemed so much more naive, began to play with all the myths that have surrounded hangovers through the years.
What we came up with was a set of cards that deal to hangover myths, and a guide book of Cringle anecdotes about achieving and allaying hangovers.

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Creative, design and production: Stephen Canning
Co-creative and photography: Chris Williams
Marketing manager: Brandon Wilcox
Print: Focus Printing

from the archive

This set includes a small edited archive of some of the more interesting graphics and design projects of the last couple of decades.

These have included identity graphics, branding, promotional graphic design, web and interactive design, packaging, book design, catalogues, brochures, and some architectural glass projects.

Prior to founding DV8 Creative, Stephen worked as a glass artist specialising in architectural graphics and sandblasted glass, exhibiting in NYC in 1992, and with much work still in place around NZ.


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