Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Moonmen Drink Mix: Double Durian

More Moonmen flavors!

Durian, the fruit that sounds like a Star Trek alien race, probably isn't very well known in America. I'd never heard of nor seen one until I went to China. They're a little bigger than a football and covered in super sharp spikes. Sort of like a Klingon Pineapple.



Here's a photo I took of some durians in China. I didn't get a chance to try one, but from what I hear they're an acquired taste. Some people say they taste like almonds, others say they taste like rotten onions. That's a pretty wide range there, so I have no idea which is right. There are several different kinds of them, so maybe the taste depends on the variety?



They also smell really bad. In Asian countries they won't even let you on a bus or in a hotel if you're carrying a durian; it's that bad. I didn't notice any smell emanating from the ones I saw in the grocery store, so I think they only smell if you cut them open.

I drew the alien and the Moonmen logo with the pen tool in InDesign. The logo is hand-lettered, but based loosely on a real font. I added the symbol in the middle because nothing says 1960s space age like an atom. Then I imported those elements into Photoshop, where the rest of the text, the packet and shading were done.

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