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Work | Golden Grain Pasta Refresh

Golden Grain Pasta Refresh


The Golden Grain brand faced an interesting conundrum—in the absence of a brand story, consumers had invented their own. The American Italian Pasta Company turned to PKG for a Golden Grain facelift.


Capture what consumers believe about the brand’s essence to tell a compelling and relevant brand story.


Amber wheat fields, open and expansive blue sky, and a red logo that complements the idea of “golden grain” rang true with consumers. Once we added a farmer to the mix (affectionally referred to as Kenny), literally grounding the brand story in a real, accountable farming environment, consumers were sold.


We simplified the brand mark and typeface, making them easier to read on bolder blocks of red. We also upgraded the sky imagery to provide a more open feel. By including a farmer closely inspecting his field of grain, we imparted a bit of Americana—along with quality, accountability, freshness and pride—to new packaging that tells a complete brand story.