My Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods – South American Sauces

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Golden Eagle label design

Golden Eagle

Since 2013, I have had the honor of doing label designs for Sky Valley Foods (formerly Organicville) for their organic sauces and sodas.  It has been an interesting process and I have learned a lot. In this article, I will focus on those designs made for their line of Hispanic sauces.

The label designs always center around a specific animal, and are drawn with pastels.  I try to make the designs fun, colorful and interesting.   The animals are eye-catching on the shelf. Many people compliment on how much they like the animals on the labels!  I also love that my original artwork appears on supermarket shelves across the United States.  How cool is that?  Every time I go into a Whole Foods, Sprouts, or other store that carries these products, I always get excited to see my designs sitting on the shelf.  It has provided a unique opportunity for me.  I get to earn money doing these label designs and I get the experience that comes along with it.

 You can see all of these designs and more in my Label Designs Gallery.

Golden Eagle - Enchilada Sauce - Sky Valley Foods

Golden Eagle – Enchilada Sauce – Sky Valley Foods

 

The golden eagle was drawn for the Enchilada Sauce.  The eagle is a very powerful symbol in Hispanic culture.  It is present on the coat-of-arms for the flag of Mexico.  The golden eagle represents the foundation of Tenochititlan by the Aztecs in 1325.  It is said they saw a golden eagle sitting on a cactus with a snake in its mouth and talons.

The eagle on the label was drawn with pastels on black paper in late 2013.  It is done with rich golden hues and lots of contrast to make it really stand out.  It makes a great design for this classic sauce.

From the Sky Valley Foods website: Sky Valley’s Enchilada sauce combines the highest quality tomatoes, peppers and spices. This savory, fresh-tasting sauce adds a flavorful heat to all your meals! And naturally, Sky Valley’s Enchilada sauce is non-GMO, certified gluten free, vegan, and tastes great too!


Green Iguana - Hot Sauce - Sky Valley Foods

Green Iguana – Hot Sauce – Sky Valley Foods

 

The animal on the Hot Sauce label is the Green Iguana.  This animal is endemic to Central and South America.  They were worshiped by the Moche peoples of ancient Peru, where they were depicted in art.

The iguana on the label was drawn with pastel pencils on black paper in late 2013.  It is a male green iguana displaying his breeding colors and showing off his dewlap.

Green iguanas, especially males during the breeding season, can be very aggressive and hot-headed, and so are a great choice as a design for this spicy sauce!

From the Sky Valley Foods website: Sky Valley’s Hot Sauce combines the highest quality cayenne and arbol peppers. This spicy, fresh-tasting sauce adds a flavorful heat to all your meals! And naturally, Sky Valley’s Hot Sauce is non-GMO, certified gluten free, vegan, and tastes great too!


Rooster - Mole Sauce - Sky Valley Foods

Rooster – Mole Sauce – Sky Valley Foods

 

The Mole Sauce label features a rooster.  Although the chicken originated in Asia, it is depicted in art and symbols throughout the world, especially in Latin America.  Roosters are involved in many superstitions throughout Latin America, some of it positive and some negative.

This rooster was drawn with pastel pencils on black paper in late 2013.  It is a full rainbow of color and has stylized feathers on its wings and body.  Mole sauce is a staple in Mexican cuisine.  The rooster, being a ubiquitous part of culture, is a great design for this sauce.

From the Sky Valley Foods website: Sky Valley’s Mole sauce combines the highest quality peppers, roasted tahini and delicious spices. This savory, fresh-tasting sauce adds a flavorful heat to all your meals! And naturally, Sky Valley’s Mole sauce is non-GMO, certified gluten free, vegan, and tastes great too!


Bighorn Sheep Ram - Taco Sauce - Sky Valley Foods

Bighorn Sheep Ram – Taco Sauce – Sky Valley Foods

A bighorn sheep ram adorns the Taco Sauce label.  They are found throughout the western United States and Mexico.

The sheep was drawn with pastel pencils on black paper in late 2013.  Bighorn sheep are very strong animals, and have an air of determination about them.  His brown colors complement the rich brown color of the sauce very well.

From the Sky Valley Foods website: Sky Valley’s Taco sauce combines tomatoes, cayenne pepper and spices. This fresh-tasting sauce adds flavor to all your meals! And naturally, Sky Valley’s Taco sauce is non-GMO, certified gluten free, vegan, and tastes great too!


Red-Eyed Tree Frog - Verde Sauce - Sky Valley Foods

Red-Eyed Tree Frog – Verde Sauce – Sky Valley Foods

The Verde sauce features a red-eyed green tree frog.  This colorful frog was chosen for two reasons.  The first being that it is green, and a good fit for the green-colored sauce!  The second was that this species is native to Central America.

The frog was drawn with pastel pencils on black paper in late 2013. They are already very colorful, but I chose very full saturation colors for this design.

From the Sky Valley Foods website: Sky Valley’s Verde sauce combines tomatillos, green chilies, jalapeños, green peppers, cilantro and spices. This fresh-tasting sauce adds flavor to all your meals! And, naturally, Sky Valley’s Verde sauce is non-GMO, certified gluten-free, vegan, and tastes great too!


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