Tea for the tribe.

&pizza is a fast casual restaurant chain in the US with a nonconformist aesthetic that embraces local communities. I designed and illustrated labels for their custom line of tea beverages, &TEA.

Handcrafted in collaboration with Runningbird Tea Co., &TEA drinks are brewed from scratch using only a simple blend of natural ingredients.
The label artwork features a collage of cut paper, ink, and detailed illustrations of the tea’s ingredients. These allude to both the handcrafted nature of these products and the urban landscapes surrounding &pizza locations.
Ultimately, they chose to move towards another direction with the labels, and the project was canceled. However, the visual style and approach remains as a testament to the brand’s visual flexibility and advocacy for collaboration. 
Client: &pizza
creative director: heidi guerard
project managers: dana fraser & lauren freundlich 
designer & illustrator: james bonilla
photographer: bryn dunbar
hand models: bryn dunbar & sophie shephard
© Sombra 2019