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Damas Salsas

Damas Salsas

Brand design and packaging for a salsa that is hot, VERY HOT.

Our challenge was to bring some heat to a niche salsa brand that’s the hottest around. Damas Salsas is the wicked creation of salsa mastermind, Corey Damas, and when he describes his salsas as hot, he REALLY means it. You see, Corey uses the world’s spiciest pepper in his mix: The Carolina Reaper. This fiery vegetable hits 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 units on the Scoville Scale (didn’t know there was a spicy scale? Didn’t know it was measured in millions of units? Me neither).


logo design

brand design

packaging design


San Antonio, Texas

Our Approach

The traditional Mexican salsa look wasn’t going to cut it. We needed a brand with fire, a logo worthy of the sinister Carolina Reaper pepper, and a jar that would jump off the shelf. The solution was bold typography and dark colors. Staggered letter heights in our wordmark play on the symmetry within the name “Damas”. An arc to the typography is a nod to the classic Spanish mission shape.


With jar in hand, it’s time for Corey to fire up his lab and start exporting that heat. We’ll continue to refine his labels as he pushes his salsa into the hands of spice connoisseurs everywhere. You can be sure of one thing, the salsa will be hot, really hot.