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Sid Lee Paris Turns French Vinegar Vintage for Martin-Pouret Rebrand

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Sid Lee worked with Chisato TSUCHIYA to launch the colourful and illustrative rebrand

Sid Lee Paris Turns French Vinegar Vintage for Martin-Pouret Rebrand

In 2019, when epicureans Paul-Oliver Claudepierre and David Matheron, took over the 200 year-old Maison Martin-Pouret, among the first true Master Vinegar Makers of the city of Orléans, they entrusted their rebranding with Sid Lee Paris. The agency has already worked with a variety of brands to renew their identity or packaging, from international shopping centre operator Klepierre to the champagne de référence Dom Perignon.


A bit of history…

At the end of the 16th century, the King of France signed a decree officialising and regulating the profession of Master Vinegar Maker, making Orléans the world capital of vinegar. More than 400 years after the royal signature, the Maison Martin-Pouret, founded in 1797, is now the last guardian of this time-honoured know-how.


... And modernity

Today, the brand has a new look thanks to Sid Lee Paris, as it aims to strengthen its national distribution and expand internationally. Earlier this year Sid Lee Paris re-oriented the brand around a new signature, 'Maîtres Vinaigriers d'Orléans depuis 1797', positioning Martin-Pouret as the paragon of a vanishing culture. Today, the agency is developing a new visual identity around this signature, with colour codes and a typography that highlight Martin-Pouret’s historical excellence, while giving each product a touch of modernity. With more than 50 labels designed for the rebranding of Martin-Pouret’s line of vinegars, mustards, and cornichons, Sid Lee Paris’s creations highlight the brand’s know-how, anchoring the brand in local culture (100% Made in France) and history, and rendering an authenticity to each product. 

Created by Chisato TSUCHIYA, the sketched illustrations are set against solid, colourful backgrounds for an impactful look that preserves the brand’s vintage appeal, and are accompanied by short, amusing descriptions of the brand’s products. The updated packaging reflects the Master Vinegar Maker’s origins and restores its prominence in the history of French gastronomy.

The repositioning and new design have prompted major French retailers like Le Bon Marché to add the brand to their shelves and even the National Assembly (France’s House of Representatives), has expressed interest in integrating the range into its kitchen. Internationally, the brand is already working on several plans, including expanding to the United States and Japan.

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Brand : Martin-Pouret

Co-Director : Paul-Olivier Claudepierre

Co-Director : David Matheron

Communications Manager : Lea Evin

Quality Control : Amandine Clerc


Agency : Sid Lee Paris

Chief Creative Officer Europe : Sylvain Thirache

President : Johan Delpuech

Copywriter : Kim Froissant, Max Harrigton

AD : Romain Lehur, Olivier Bodet

Account Director : Jean-baptiste Destabeau

Account Manager : Paul Pieuchot

Production Director : Thomas Laget

Illustration : Chisato Tsuchiya

Categories: Food, Sauces and Spreads

Sid Lee, Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:42:53 GMT