Wednesday, 28 March 2012
This could possibly be one of my absolute favorite packaging designs. The use of Lost Type Co-ops' Tomasso, and clever marketing creates an absinthe bottle worth purchasing and never consuming. Not only does Stig Bratvold have a fabulously minimalist approach, but a touch of whimsy almost makes the entire design light-hearted. The dark bottle could have been heavy and drab, but excellent choice of display type in a beautiful contrasting silver gives the feeling of a bottle straight out of an apothecary, and the burlap sack gives an additional texture that compliments the design instead of fighting for attention.
Monday, 26 March 2012
tea packaging I've ever seen. I love how clean and simple it is, not to mention the shape of the tea bag itself is stunning. The shape of the box is intriguing as well. Lovely work by Natalia Ponomareva from Russia.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
http://www.psdbucket.com/vintage-logo-badges-set Vintage logos mimicking old fashioned seals and embossed stickers seem to be all the rage these days. Check out these PSD vintage logo files on psdfiles.com You've gotta pay for those if you want them, so why not use these lovely logos to inspire your own design! Think how good something like this would look printed out on stickers, or adorning letterhead and envelopes. You've got all of human history to draw from, let the vintage designs flow!
|This collection of photographs is attributed to Discover Paper|
Print does not always pertain to strictly paper and packaging, so whilst browsing on of my absolutely favorite blogs, I came across a match made in textural heaven: burlap and paper. And while I love the idea of combining the rustic potato sack and course (or linen blend) paper, hop on over to Discover Paper and see for yourself.
Monday, 19 March 2012
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I want these lawn chairs more than anything ever. Ok, maybe not like, anyyyything...but. You get the picture. They use prints designed by Salvor, and would increase the awesome of any lawn they sit on.
So, this isn't strictly a print piece, but other than the software used to arrange the frames, this video was made entirely out of sheets of laser cut paper. No special effects, no processing, just thousands and thousands of sheets of paper, a camera, and lots of patience.
It's incredible how smooth the motions are, considering how many sheets of paper with slightly different images it takes to create motion. Negative space is created by just cutting out parts of the paper, resulting in a simple, but communicative and very graphic style. Clearly, lots of prep and planning went into this shoot, before and after the cameras were set up. And just wait for the colour palette shift at the end, it's pretty magical.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Not only is this a hilarious name for potato chips... it’s a fun, type driven package designed by UK based company, Here Design. I love the mixture of colours, type, shapes and simple use of lines. I like how they let the metallic colour of the bag shine through on details like their faces and the Hairy Bikers World logo. It’s classic and contemporary all neatly packaged together into something creative and fun!
Thursday, 8 March 2012
This stationary and business card design was created for the toy store Dilly Dally. Inspiring play is what the store hopes to do and this design definitely inspires that. This is an attention getting design that is unique, turning business cards into card towers and stationary into paper planes.
Monday, 5 March 2012
Help. Making your local pharmacy a little less confusing, the company itself believes in less drugs, less dyes, and less confusion. AS a result, each package is made with recycled paper, a single color, and clear labeling. Maybe the most genius move: less really is more.
I'm a fan of clean, minimalistic design, and I love that Gubble Bum has managed to incorporate a minimalistic aesthetic into their packaging. Even better, they have managed to nix the seriousness often associated with minimalistic design, and they have created gum packaging with a wickedly clever sense of humour.
Each box features a different face, and when the cover is removed a skeleton is revealed. Each flavor is distinctly different, yet clearly belongs to the set. This is a great example of a product that can reach a target market—kids—without resorting to licensed characters or gaudy images. Just clean, simple, clever design.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
While browsing the Anthropology website, I came across this beautiful set of perfume bottles and their pretty little boxes. This “scent-o-logue” features 6 editions of scents inspired by different flavors of tea around the world. Housed in book-like boxes, the titles of each are based on the tea’s place of origin. Each package is beautiful on it’s own, but I love how they look lined up as a set.