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Budweiser becomes America in a patriotic rebrand

Budweiser America

Budweiser are expecting this to be the most patriotic summer for America

After giving their packaging design (opens in new tab) a retro rebrand (opens in new tab) in January, Budweiser are shaking their image up again for their "America is in Your Hands" campaign. By replacing 'Budweiser' with 'America' and modifying the label to include phrases central to American history, the lager brand continues its tradition of creating patriotic packaging.

The redesign will appear on Budweiser bottles and cans from May 23 and will stay in place through to the presidential election in November. The design, created in partnership with Jones Knowles Ritchie New York (opens in new tab), aims to remind people of the optimism upon which the country was first built.

Budweiser America

A TV spot for the campaign will air on June 1

"Budweiser has always strived to embody America in a bottle, and we're honored to salute this great nation where our beer has been passionately brewed for the past 140 years," says Budweiser vice president Ricardo Marques.

The well-timed campaign will ride a wave of patriotic fervor as the summer of 2016 will coincide with the Fourth of July celebrations, the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament, the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and events to celebrate the brand's six Team Budweiser athletes competing to appear in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Budweiser America

More packaging designs will be revelaed soon

Billboard adverts, murals and digital content will accompany the new packaging design, along with additional surprises to be revealed throughout the summer.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.

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