September — 2011
José Gourmet / oil and tinned food
Launched in 2008 by a father-and-son team, Lisbon Brand José Gourmet takes tradicional foodstuffs and dresses them up in innovative packaging. Tinned fish, including ventreuca fillets, sardines in tomato sauce and stickleback, come in boxes with sketches commissioned from Portuguese Illustrators such as Madalena Matoso and Bernardo Carvalho. Olive oil from Trás-dos-Montes is bottled in stackable containers, while a square glass is used for the morello cherry liqueur from the town of Óbidos.