For the second year in a row, label designs created by FUEL for Cedar Ridge Vineyards plucked top awards at the annual Mid-American Wine Competition.
Cedar Ridge, based in Swisher, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded the Gold award in the best label series category for the company’s family of locally made wines. The winery also walked away with the Gold and Silver awards for typography and the Silver for overall label design for its St. Pepin wine. The Mid-American Wine Competition is open to commercial wineries in 14 states throughout the Midwest.
Bill Bollman is FUEL’s Creative Director. Before co-founding FUEL in 2001, he worked for Horizon Communications, JW Morton and Basler Design Group. Bill studied Illustration at Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa. An expert in the “old ways” of hands-on print production, these skills influence his work in the digital world to this day. His work throughout his career has been featured in international publications including Graphis, How International Design, Communication Arts, and The One Book as well as numerous design annuals and reference books.