you rock

De La Lira

cajeta(smoked candy)
  BRANDING, PACKAGING, ESSAY. 2020
ABOUT THE PROJECT

De la Lira is a tribute made project for all the immigrants in the world, especially Mexican people going into the U.S.

Cajeta is a classic Mexican candy made with smoked milk and sugar. Even though it is known throughout Mexico it is essential to the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco. Although now sold in plastic and glass jars, the artisan way of packaging it is in bent wood containers that give the cajeta a special flavour.

CREDITS

Art Direction: Mario Higinio B.

Copywriting: Olga Villegas / Karen Vizcarra 

Design: Valerie Villalobos, Nubia Fernández, Mario Hgno

Illustration: Valerie Villalobos

Photography: Fredy “catsoup” Morfín

1-DELALIRA-illustrationcover
VISUAL UNIVERSE

We are all immigrants. Even at the studio, Toro Pinto, many of the team members come from different places. We find a heroic drive in people that take their belongings and create a home far away from their own. With De la Lira cajetas we pay respect and admiration to all of those who migrate. Cajeta comes in little boxes that travel around as figurative luggages. Some even say that cajeta comes from the words cajita which means small box.

2-DELALIRA-lone-landscape-graphic
3-DELALIRA-holding-kit
04_DELALIRA_zoom-sets
5-DELALIRA-verticalbox
5-DELALIRA-float-set
07a-texto
7-DELALIRA-landscape
BRAND SOLUTION

We developed the brand name De la Lira which makes a reference to the etymology of the word surco, which means lines on the ground. This word appears also in the word delirar, which translates as delirious meaning to walk away from the lines on the ground. This idea of lunacy relates directly to the overall graphic style of the brand being that the inspiration mainly came from the Mexican artist Martín Ramirez who was an immigrant and spent a lot of time in a mental institution because of mental health problems. He created most of his most important pieces in this place. 

09-texto_3500
9-DELALIRA_illustration1
caballito
10a-texto
BRAND SOLUTION

In his body of work, Ramírez depicts the sensation of travel, spaces, desolation and the urge of going back home. The brand is a tribute to those that leave home, travel, insanity, creation and the never ending desire of going back. A connection of cultural references that reminds us about the journeys that give us meaning. 

11-DELALIRA-top-2
13A_charts2020_2
12atexto
13-DELALIRA-general-front
16-DELALIRACAJETA-stonefull
13-grafico-bricks
17-DELALIRASET-CROP-VERTICAL-1
16-DELALIRA_cajeta-scrap
15-DELALIRA-cajeta-extra
18-DELALIRA-cajetatop
20-DELALIRA-footer

SHARE THIS PROJECT

 
 

related projects

15-web_1800

Syrona Agave Syrup

CONSUMER BRAND & PACKAGING

03flat-bread-front-single

Breana´s Toast

CONSUMER BRANDING & PACKAGING

SOBRES-3500X2100_1800

Chispi Chocs

BRANDING, PACKAGING