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Minimal Packaging & Graphic Design: blink.watch

Minimal Packaging & Graphic Design: blink.watch

Hello December! Not a lot of days left on the calendar before the end of the year, let's go for that last stretch! Working on a brand, the user experience is everything. Not only it matters to the interactions of your site or app but it also matters on how your customers will react to your logo, product, and packaging. Let's take a look at this beautiful and minimal packaging by designers Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh for a smartwatch called: the Blink Watch where first impressions are everything. This project is a result of a collaboration work from Nikhil Bapna, Ishaan Dass and Mani Singh. Together on their play of this minimal product approach and yet charming on the typography; see the full project on Behance. Credits Nikhil Bapna Ishaan Dass Mani Singh More Links See the full project on Behance Packaging & Graphic Design  

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Let's take a look at the latest work from Sami Christianson who is a designer, art director and letterer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Combining graphic design into packaging projects really to make it stand out from the crowd, especially when you think at the placement at the final product. Imagine the competition in a supermarket, my favourite from her work so far is the "Sum of the Parts" project. Sami Christianson is a senior designer, art letterer and art director from Vancouver, Bristish Columbia. Focusing her work in graphic design, typography and packaging; you can really see a change in her latest. Definitely worth a follow on Behance. Project Gallery   More Links Learn more about Sami Christianson at samichristianson.com Follow Sami on Behance

Delicious Brand Identity and Packaging: Utopick Chocolate Bars

Delicious Brand Identity and Packaging: Utopick Chocolate Bars

If you happen to have a sweet tooth you may have noticed that chocolate bars are having a moment in the world of packaging design poising themselves as the perfect creative canvas for creative folk to have some fun when it comes to brand identity. It's a known fact that packaging has a true impact on how we discern taste and we're already salivating over the work by multidisciplinary design studio Lavernia & Cienfuegos for Utopick Chocolates. Brand Identity Paco Llopis is a Master Chocolatier. An ingenious Craftsman constantly searching for new discoveries in flavors, textures and filling techniques in the world of “bean-to-bar” chocolate making - an artisanal craft produced entirely under the makers control, in this case, using selected cocoa pods bought directly from local producers in Colombia and other Latin American countries. Llopis took his challenge of mustering a brand identity and packaging design that effectively conveys invention and creativity to the experts at Lavernia & Cienfuegos. The chocolate bars themselves were so beautiful so the "party needed to match the invite" from a brand identity standpoint. He already had a name for his product, Utopick: (a reference perhaps to the creators desire for unattainable perfection and, at the same time, a play on words “you to pick”). He also had a symbol, a ship embodying the spirit of adventure and representing the long voyage the cocoa pods make to reach the Chocolatier – this being the same route taken by Spanish Explorers when they set sail and first brought them back in the Sixteenth Century. Engaged in the task of how to package the beautiful bars themselves, Lavernia & Cienfuegos transformed the symbol into an origami boat, a moment that marked the birth of their solution. Utopick package their batches by hand a unique way of folding the paper to wrap the bars was born. This is a hands-on process which is pure and authentic, embracing the traditions of a skilled craft that is free from the restraints of automation. In an effort to make each bar feel personal to its owner, the paper folds to create two triangles on the front of the design, each with their own color and texture. The packaging opens and closes in a way that makes it easy to rewrap the chocolate making it appear untouched, a clutch design attribute catering to the closet chocoholics.  The end result, chocolate bars almost too beautiful to eat. Bon Appetit! 

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

A cool looking packaging "packed" with illustrations by Andrew Wagner for Häagen-Dazs. In collaboration with a UK-based creative agency called LOVE, they were in charge of the brand design overhaul meanwhile Andrew was in charge of the illustrated pattern to represent each and different flavours. The folks at LOVE invited artists from around the World to collaborate on this project and Andrew was one of the many lucky ones to work on this project, he has to create a pattern that would represent Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream. Andrew Wagner is a multidisciplinary designer and artist based in San Diego, CA. He has worked with brands like Adobe, Häagen-Dazs and IBM, also serve as an adjunct teacher at the Woodbury University. Häagen-Dazs has recently embarked on their biggest packaging overhaul in almost 20 years -LOVE, the UK based creative agency behind the new brand design overhaul, wanted to make the packaging an object of desire, and bring to life all Häagen-Dazs’ extraordinary recipe textures, colours and sensations. As part of the design process, LOVE invited 13 artists from across the world, each with a distinct style, to create a unique illustrated pattern for each Haagen-Dazs flavour. From 3D illustrators to flat graphic artists and textile designers, each was paired with the flavours that felt most connected to their work. I had the pleasure of being one of the 13 artists, and the wonderful flavours I was tasked to visually create were Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream!   Links Check out Andrew Wagner's Site: awags.us Check out his work on Behance

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Gotta love when a packaging project doesn't follow its classic codes of graphic design. The rad people working at Phoenix the Creative Studio know how to actually keep it unique for every single project. We have featured their work last month and now again with this packaging for The Bijou Factory. A colourful package that makes you wanna look it at every aspect before buying. Check it out! The awesome folks from Phoenix the Creative Studio is based in Montreal, QC, Canada. They are all about creating brand experiences that engage people and build connections. We have featured their work before on ABDZ and they are really good to what they do, check them out at phoenix.cool. The Bijou Factory offers a range of DIY self-made jewelry kits. Based on the belief that DIY and premium quality go well together, The Bijou Factory showcases a fine product that is easy to make. We imagined a custom box, which breaks the classic codes of the jewel case, by adding a window that shows the centrepiece of the product. We conceived a fresh, colourful and soft packaging that matches the jewelry as well as the target customers. The shapes appearing on the box are reminiscent of handmade work and reminds us of the different pieces of the jewelry. In order to support the DIY aspect of the brand, we have created labels that directly include the buyer in the experience: a jewel "made by you". The smiley face that is created by the letters "i" and "j" of the logo also evokes this pleasing and reassuring aspect. Finally, the friendly tone used on the boxes reminds you that making your own jewel is "as easy as taking a selfie" or "walking in high heels".   Links Check out Phoenix the Creative Studio Site: phoenix.cool Follow them on Behance

Packaging & Graphic Design for Christopher Nolan's Time X Space

Packaging & Graphic Design for Christopher Nolan's Time X Space

Packaging + Christopher Nolan, that's gonna be interesting right? Let's take a look at this cool packaging project by David Taehwan Lim on a DVD/Blu-ray Collection entitled: CN Time x Space where you'll get movies from his filmography: Interstellar, Inception and Momento. Knowing the mind blowing vision from Christopher Nolan, I loved how this project takes that very same approach with the colour, material and overall design concept. Taking us literally through time and space! David Taehwan Lim is a graphic designer from Stillwater, OK, USA. Originally from Seoul, Korea; he wants to focus his work in packaging, graphic design and product design. Check out his site for more of this work. Collection of movies by Christopher Nolan that deals with time and space Photo Gallery   More Links Check out David Taehwan Lim's Site: davidtaehwanlim.com Follow Mikael on Behance

Brand Identity and Product Packaging for Autistic Art

Brand Identity and Product Packaging for Autistic Art

We are looking at a brand identity project by Laszlo Polgar and team for the Mosoly Otthon Foundation. Together, they went through the process to create a logo and packaging work on products that would have been on sale in profits on the non-profit organization. What I liked a lot about this project is the use of drawings made by the autistic people and branded through the identity and products. It creates quite a personal touch that is hard to go unnoticed. Behind this project, we have a team and art director Laszlo Polgar who worked on this for a good foundation named: Mosoly Otthon Foundation that supports autistic children and grown-ups alike, among others by organizing regular drawing activities for them. More information about Mosoly Otthon Foundation. Our task was to create an identity for Autistic Art, a design brand of Mosoly Otthon Foundation. The foundation supports autistic children and gown-ups alike, among others by organizing regular drawing activities for them – and sells products that feature artworks created during these classes. Photo Gallery   Credits Creative Director: Falvay Laszlo Copywriters: Sos Dora, Tamas Simonyi, Bence Judak Art Director: Laszlo Polgar Project Manager: Zsofia Wagner, Katalin Giran More Links Make sure to follow Laslo on Behance

Saikai Packaging: a Japanese-Inspired Fika Brand

Saikai Packaging: a Japanese-Inspired Fika Brand

We love packaging projects and it's even more interesting when they are made by students. Let's give a look at this project from the Mid Sweden University, a cultural exchange and food between Sweden and Japan through fika. What's Fika? It's a Swedish term for "to have coffee" that comes mostly with pastries, cookies or pie. For this case, they decided to mix Japanese senbei cookies and green tea to create a brand named: Saikai. Published via Behance is a project from students collaboration between Maja Ahlund, Alma Lindström, Hanna Simu and Emma Waleij from the Mid Sweden University; an exchange of fika experiences with Japanese students at three schools was made. The hexagon shape stands for communication and balance, inspired by nature. Nature is also the inspiration for the pattern with mountains, winds blowing, rivers flowing and fields of tea and rice. The cookie box serves as protection for the cookies as well as a serving tray. Also, it's great fun to play around with! Credits Maja Ahlund Alma Lindström Hanna Simu Emma Waleij

Branding: Cozy Cotton by Tom Jueris

Branding: Cozy Cotton by Tom Jueris

Cozy Cotton is a branding and package design project shared by Tom Jueris on his Behance profile. The elegance of the design that Tom created is evident by the classic all caps serif with some details in italic. I also really like the script font/handwriting applications. It does give a touch of character and make the whole design feel upscale. Below you can see a bit more about the project. Cozy Cotton is a Korean online shop for home furnishing. Though it began as a small family business, it became quickly "the" shop for western style home furnishing. The retailer specializes in furniture, linens, cooking products, art and other home accessories offered at decent prices. Branding & Packaging created by: Tom Jueris Tom Jueris is a full-time Freelance Art Director, Designer and Artist from Hamburg, Germany. For more information make sure to check out his Behance profile. It's filled with beautiful design and branding work like this one. 

Packaging Projects with Sweety & Co.

Packaging Projects with Sweety & Co.

I would like to share the work from Sweety anc Co who is studio based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They strongly focus their work in branding, packaging and it’s amazing! At first glance, you’ll notice the colour palette is quite vibrant with fluo colours of green, purple, pink and more. The second thing you will notice is the variety of branding work, they aren’t only focus in one specific style but many including funky illustration, CGI, pattern work and more. It’s quite a long feature compares what we usually publish but it’s totally worth the inspirational scroll! Please enjoy!   More Information: http://sweetyand.co.

Le Jardin Tattoo Wine - Packaging

Le Jardin Tattoo Wine - Packaging

In a middle of revamping a client’s branding design, as most of us will do, we’ll find paid time to surf around and see what’s going out there as inspiration and for this case in branding. I wouldn’t necessary look for any trends to apply but simply surfing around and let my mind go free. I stumbled across this beautiful packaging design by and her concept for a fictional wine brand. I kind of like the approach with the french terminology associated with a tattoo, along with the color palette chosen to represents the garden (jardin). Sarah is an art director and graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada. Other than her conceptual work, she has worked with Canadian brands (Toronto-based) like: Smoke's Poutinerie and Vaughan Mills just to name a few. We shall look forward to seeing more of her in the future. Concept for Wine Brand and Packaging More information: http://sarahgwan.com/wp.

Boontheshop Branding

Boontheshop Branding

Simple and elegant branding work is always inspiring, at least for me. The Boontheshop project by NR2154NYC is an amazing example. Boontheshop is Seoul’s leading luxury concept store and of course the branding work reflects that. It's pretty much black and white and minimalistic. I know this type of project doesn't work for a broader audience but boy it looks cool, at least just to see the attention to details, from the packaging to the semi-serif typeface, everything seems very well-crafted. NR2154 NYC is a design team from New York especialized in fashion, typography and editorial design. For more information about the work check out their Behance profile. Branding

Bó Burger and Fries Branding

Bó Burger and Fries Branding

Working on a brand identity is always a good challenge, it's not for nothing that most of us has multiple different practices to understand more the client and ultimately be on the same page. Let's take a look at the visual identity of Bó - Burger and Fries, a culinary place located in Kielce, Poland. Behind this mixed branding, the folks from Hopa Studio took on this project in branding, interior design and packaging as well. I kind of enjoyed the mixture of mediums into something quite different from what we usually see, hope you'll like it. Bó, for us, is an example of a good cooperation of a client and invited people, basing on trust, passion and specialization.Joanna Walczykowska has been responsible for the illustrations. Kamil Borowski, specializing in lettering, transformed the golden paint into calligraphic works of art. The corporate identity assumes two layers – the first associated with slow food, urban life and culture. The second – golden – refers to the style of the New York subway, graffiti and hip-hop. Elegant, glamorous typography combined with the style of letters and graphic forms, close to the style of the streets. About Hopa Studio Hopa Studio is an agency based in Warsaw, Poland. They focus their work into creating solutions not only for good aesthetic in different fields of design. We should look forward to see more from them. More information: http://www.hopastudio.com/en.

Day & Night Branding

Day & Night Branding

There's a thing I will always do appreciate about  branding is that creating/making a identity takes a lot more process than we always think. When you think of this, you gotta work on the layout, fonts, colours and above all the concept. Once you have that knotted into place, you gotta think about so many packaging items to deal with for which it even becomes more interesting and conceptual work. We would love to share the work from Backbone Branding and branding/packaging for Day & Night Milk concept project. The idea that begins to act as an independent project worth to be produced and implemented into life. The copyright of this concept belongs to Backbone Branding “ArtStep” LLC and is available for obtainment. Day & Night is a concept project that has a bifacial nature that is injected in each of its design elements. The logo expresses the earth’s rotation with its shape symbolizing the change from day to night. The branding concept expresses the restaurant type that serves its dining during the day and the bar starts to act in the night. This duality of the restaurant living is clearly expressed in the pictured animals, illustrated in two different polarities.     About Backbone Backbone is a branding studio currently based in Armenia. Having the word: "Branding" in their company name gives them the essence of focusing their work in branding, illustration and packaging. Credits Art Direction/ Design: Stepan Azaryan Design: Lilit Arshakyan Illustration: Anahit Margaryan For more information: http://www.backbonebranding.com.

SAMURAI Packaging

SAMURAI Packaging

I mostly do think a lot about our waste and how we should recycle things that we use every day. Not to a level of being an extreme cheap stake but to be aware of common good practices for a better future. This is why I am totally digging this package design by Fanny Löfvall, Nanna Basekay and Oliver Sjöqvist. They made the package design with the design thinking of being more eco-responsible, playful and practical at the same time. Small details that truly make the difference for this project. We wanted to avoid using a bag as a solution and therefore created a design where you can stack and attach packagings on top of each other.     The packaging to chopsticks are used as handles. In the middle of the pack you can see a perforation that makes it very easy to open up and take out the chopsticks. It is a unique take away box that gives the customer a more personal and premium experience. Credits Fanny Löfvall Nanna Basekay Oliver Sjöqvist

Roasting Masters Branding + Packaging

Roasting Masters Branding + Packaging

Having traveled across the World (specifically in Asia) in the last few months, I can admit that the design culture is bizarrely modified in some ways. What's happening from the Eastern part of the World is getting inspired by their Western party as well. And vice-versa. We are featuring the branding + packaging of the Roasting Masters company, a 10-year-old company that has been running into the coffee industry. They had their whole brand revamped by Content For Context, let's take a closer look. Considering the situation that Roasting Masters has been successfully run for 10 years in coffee industry in Korea and their name was also relevant for bean to bar business, we decided to keep their name and revitalize the brand identity instead of creating new one. When revitalizing brand identity, we tried to keep their visual essence in a sophisticated and modern way. We created a solid logo and put a cacao in which used to be a coffee bean. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For the chocolate packaging, we researched visual heritage from Latin America, where all beans for Roasting Masters are from. We made vivid color palettes and drew patterns inspired by Latin culture. We also developed illustrations introducing 'bean to bar' for those who are not familiar with it. About Content From Context Content From Context is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Seoul, Korea that focuses their work into branding and packaging. Their motto is all about understanding the content and transcend it into the context at creating the right brand experiences. For more information: http://www.contentformcontext.com

Legurmê Branding & Packaging Design

Legurmê Branding & Packaging Design

Legurmê is a gourmet antipasti brand that targets young consumers with busy routines that seek high quality and convenient products. The colors differ the flavors of each antipasti, forming a collection of harmonious labels. Let's take a look at their beautiful branding & packaging design. Designed by Brazilian creative studio IndustriaHED. The name Legurmê is a mix of two words, “Legumes” Portuguese word for Vegetables and “Gourmet”, a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts, word with the letter “t” mute and "Puro Sabor” that means pure taste or pure flavor.