Archives for category: Packaging

There is something to be said for successfully mimicking a style or era of design. We often come across work that falls a little short at such an attempt, so it’s notable when someone pulls it off exquisitely. Southern California-based creative director Ty Mattson pays homage to the Showtime drama Homeland in this self-initiated series. 1950s and 60s jazz album covers are compelling specimens of design in their own right, but Mattson’s vintage approach to this modern television program is nothing short of special. His attention to detail is outstanding, and it goes without saying, the typography here is terrific. We’re clearly jazzed about this project… prints, please! (apparently coming soon!)

Via mattsoncreative.com

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As designers, we notice all things design. And it’s everywhere. Literally. London-based illustrator/designer/artist (and sneakerhead) Stephen Cheetham has a keen eye for sneaker boxes. This series of prints (for sale here) explores the evolution of packaging for several revered sneaker brands. Would love to see Cheetham’s take on Puma!

Via stephencheetham.com

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London creative agency Tom Hingston Studio was hired to create a campaign the ninth studio album released by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, Take The Crown. We wouldn’t normally take notice of random album art, but the work they’ve done is exceptional. THS literally scanned William’s head, then rendered it in a variety of ways. And the results are fantastic. THS explains, “Generating such a wealth of material meant that we could take a much more playful approach to revealing the campaign imagery – allowing the head to appear and behave differently across the various platforms – be it online, print, Augmented Reality, motion billboards or TV.”

Via hingston.net

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London design student Chris Godfrey’s twisted creation “All in One” serves as part of a dissertation on the ridiculous paradox presented by today’s age of consumerism: our general love of “quality” and “luxury” products, juxtaposed with our greater obsession with convenience. If you were to read this 12-course meal on a menu, you’d surely salivate. But Godfrey stuffs every course into a gelatinous mold that takes on the shape of the iconic tin can. Perhaps it’s best left for the quintessential foodie’s fallout shelter? Here’s what’s on the menu:

• Selection of local cheeses with sourdough bread
• Pickled kobe beef with charred strawberry
• Ricotta ravioli with a soft egg yolk
• Shitake mushroom topped with filled peppers
• Halibut poached in truffle butter in a coconut crepe
• Risotto foraged ramps, prosciutto and fresh parmesan
• French onion soup with fresh thyme and gruyere cheese
• Roast pork belly and celeriac root puree
• Palate cleanser, pear ginger juice
• Rib eye steak with grilled mustard greens
• Crack pie with milk ice cream on a vanilla tuile
• French canele with a malt barley and hazelnut latte

Via chrisgodfrey.me

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Italian illustrator/designer Alberto Seveso employs some awesome Photoshop skills to merge contrasting textures for a very distinct design style. We’ve featured his work before, but had to share some of his latest work. From album artwork, to packaging for Adobe, Seveso is a true master of digital art. He brings a certain beauty and elegance to the medium. Incredible design inspiration.

Via burdu976.com

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Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you’ll surely appreciate this monochromatic Sugar Series by Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe. We love orderly groupings (here and here), and food, of course (here and here and here). And this is the best of both worlds. Great series.

Via thesewoods.com

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Great, mind-blowing, innovative packaging is rare, and this gem is certainly in a class all its own. Canadian firm Hired Guns Creative was tasked with creating unique brands of several beers for a local craft brewery, Longwood Brewery. While the design of each beer is pretty exceptional, one really stands out. HGC not only named Stoutnik, a Russian Imperial Stout (“It seemed a fitting choice for a beer as dark as space itself”), they chose a striking black matte exterior (including the bottle itself!). We love the prismatic foil stamp and blind emboss Morse code (which tells a story about the beer… brilliant!). If and when we find this, we surely will never recycle the bottles… this packaging is art.

Via hiredgunscreative.com

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Okay, so maybe we’re late to the party, but this mashup of rappers and cereal is one of our favorite Tumblr finds in a while. Tampa-based freelance art director/designer Brittany Meronek maintains this fantastic blog. Check out some of our favorites below. And be sure to check the blog often for new posts. You may even see a contribution from Barbour one day….

Via rappersandcereal.com and brittanymeronek.com

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Young Serbian designer Tamara Mihajlovic has some impressive skills. Her student work for a luxury honey brand, of all things, is really, really good. From the container, to the logotype, to the typography, to the name, this project is well conceived and beautifully executed. Mihajlovic is a designer to watch.

Via Behance

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UK promotional/gift products company Hundred Million has hit the nail on the head with one particular niche product (catering to design geeks like ourselves, of course): CMYK Playing Cards. It’s actually a wonder that no one has developed these before, but from what we can see, Hundred Million did a bang up job translating traditional playing cards to something every designer could appreciate and love. In their own words, Hundred Million says: “Brilliantly stripping away all the heritage and history of good playing card design, we’ve removed everything we could, the suits have been swapped for the printer’s choice of ink: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, and the design on the back created from the kind of utilitarian registration marks and checks usually never seen by the public.”

Via hundredmillion.co.uk

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