I've received this commission about the creation of a label for an organic spirit of quince.
Client "La Castagnola" ask for something with old taste, an ink and nib draw, that play around the word "Spirit".
The name "Lo spirito della Castagnola" can be read like "the alcohol of Castagnola" or "the ghost of Castagnola" too.
In few word the idea was to play with something that remember the classic illustration for A Christmas Carol by C. Dickens with a funny ghost.
I've created the character starting from the bust of the great-great-grandfather Giovanni that is in the hall of farmstead, and drawing the tipical ritual about death of 19's century, like bandaging for close the mounth and money on the eyes of decesead.
After create the main character I've draw also a landscape with cow and farmstead (Castagnola also produce meat) and a framework with cow head and quince all around.
I hope you like it, enjoy it!