Susan Pate

Susan Pate is an experienced and talented designer who made her name working with Moet Hennesy's Califonia venture, Domaine Chandon. In 1982, she began work with The Baron and Robert Mondovi to design a lable for the American winery Opus One. Pate sought to capture the dynamic between the two men by merging thier profiles, with an expressionistic zig zag uniting them. It was a striking, soft-edged design using color that was very different from the unconventional, hard-edged black and white label of the time. Pate's label would win wide spread praise, although the job ended up taking over two years.


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