The result is Cinco Décadas (Spanish for Five Decades), a cigar representing fifty years of accumulated knowledge, experience and resilience, unique to the first factory to craft handmade cigars in Nicaragua. A celebration of an outstanding past and an even brighter future.
Fifty years are easier said than done. Fifty years as pioneers and leaders of the Nicaraguan cigar industry deserve a superb tribute. A testament to the ultra-premium quality that has characterized Fábrica Joya de Nicaragua. 
Celebrate being first, being the best, or just being. Cheers to an outstanding past and an even brighter future.
Cinco Décadas, Rise to the Occasion!

*Product Video in collaboration with Mosaico Audiovisual.

Being Joya de Nicaragua's most memorable milestone yet, Cinco Décadas' visual identity had to reflect an unparalleled elegance worthy of the occasion.
For the main word mark, we chose a word play with the number five, an evolution from the visual concept of its predecessor Cuatro Cinco, a cigar commemorating the factory's 45th anniversary. The colour palette consisted of burgundy red, ivory white and gold, colours associated with sophistication and royalty. 
Through exploration and iteration, we established a system of assets rooted in premiumness, commemorative spirit, and luxury. These included a special 50th anniversary security seal and lettering for the brand claim 'Rise to the Occasion'.

Cinco Décadas comes in an exquisitely crafted ivory-white and gold lacquered box of 10 cigars. Each unique element of its packaging reflects the value and artistry behind this masterpiece, from its gold embossed leaves and holographic foil, to the special 50th Anniversary security seal that guarantees its exclusive origin, the Joya de Nicaragua factory.

To further share five decades of success, crisis, and resilience, we conceptualized and produced a limited edition commemorative book titled 'Cinco Décadas: The Rise of the Nicaraguan Cigar.' 
This literary work not only tells the story of Nicaragua’s first premium cigar maker but sheds light on the collective evolution of the country, its people, and the cigar industry itself. From its special tobacco paper wrapper to its textured pages that emulate tobacco leaves, this book is designed to be a unique sensorial experience. 
Creating this piece took two years of extensive research and a multi-talented effort. We commissioned renowned British writer Nick Hammond to capture this story, and collaborated with some of Central America's top creative talents, to create an unforgettable visual journey. This included distinguished Nicaraguan photographer Otto Mejía, and acclaimed Costa Rican design studio Pupila. 
Creative & Strategic Direction: Carlos Zúñiga.
Graphic Design: Dainin Solís, Melina Rodríguez, Inti Ruíz, Carlos Zúñiga.
Book Coordination: Ximena Cordón.
Product Shots & Book Photography: Otto Mejía.
Product Video: Mosaico Audiovisual.
Book's Art Direction & Editorial Design: Pupila Estudio. 
Book Videos: Zarza Visuals.
Developed by Madre Consulting for Joya de Nicaragua © 2018

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