Nothing like the good old six pack to change the mood. I know it's early to drink a beer but you may get thirsty after seeing these awesome packages I selected to show you. Every man has it's favorite beer but design lovers can't help to be attracted by the package and some times that will make you try something different, here are a few options. Click on the one you like to find out more!
Continuing our posts showing you beautiful and inspiring packages, we gathered some really nice examples of food related packages. From catchup to peanuts and honey, we will show a little bit of everything to illustrate that no matter what your product is about, a nice and well designed package always counts for good! Once again we got the images from Lovely Package, so we recommend you to click at the images to go to LP's website to read more about each package and its designer. Also, if you have a suggestion about what kind of packages you would like us to showcase here, comments are open. =) Bakina Tajna Pure Land Michael’s Farm Glace Artisan Ice Cream Prima Luce Student Work – Fran Aldea Gallo Occasions Gran Farina Azada Organic La Sirena Justin’s Nut Butter Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup Gail’s Bakery 5 Points Honey Student Work – Kayd Mustonen Student Work – Samira Khoshnood A.O. GLORIOUS! TrueCoffee Hot Dog Student Work – Diego Aguilar Babees Honey Student Work – Michael Gump Jr. Pizza Nova Yarmarka Platinum Jásztej Jamie Oliver Lintar Olive Oil Princip! Student Work – Andrew Matveev Raw Health
Last week we published a post showing Beautiful Packages: Bottles and the post was a hit! As some readers suggested us to keep a package related post in our weekly schedule, here I'm, posting about package again. This post won't be a series or something like that... this one will 'go with the flow' and 'per demand', so stay tuned and let us know if you want to keep reading them. ;) Today we will show you a few inspiring electronics and book related packages. This list is just another example of how important it is to have a well designed package to 'complete' a product. From small computers accessories to headphones and moleskines, we will show several different products. Once again we used the inspiring Lovely Package as source for the images. In case you want to read more about each package and its designer, click at the images to be redirected to Lovely Package. Enjoy... Panasonic Note Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition Twelve South Objectified Limited Edition Jawbone AIAIAI Headphones Apple Accessories Volta Batteries HEMA Photography Incase LOVE HELSINKI New York Juniper Park Moleskine
Last year we published an article featuring some beautiful dark package designs, it was the Ultimate Dark Package Design Inspiration. Following the same idea in this post we will feature only white package designs, but as usual, we tried to look for very stylish examples to really inspire you. For more articles and inspiration on packaging design we highly recommend that you visit and subscribe to Lovely Package website, it is a fantastic resource for this type of design, definitely worth it, but be careful, you will spend hours over there :) Backyard Vineyards Designed by Brandever | Illustration: Fabien Barral | Country: Canada Backyard Vineyards is named so due to it’s close proximity to metro Vancouver, BC. Fabien Barrel brought this design to life with beautiful illustrations which interact with the type and other elements on the label. Check out the shears trimming the UPC on the back. Currenna Designed by Shawn Schrader - Country: Japan “The hair care products were for anti-aging so the idea of twisting and reversing time or counter clockwise was developed for the bottles and the logo. It would not be obvious to the consumer but having a theory behind the simple design was well received” Apple iPad Designed by Apple - Country: USA Eighthirty Designed by Noah Butcher - Country: New Zealand “Eighthirty source organic beans from sustainable farms, then combine these with dedication to deliver the perfect coffee every time. Our passion is passed on in every cup to customers who care about great coffee as much as we do. Eighthirty delivers – simply good coffee.” Swiss & Global Designed by f-o-r-m-e - Country: Italy “We designed this package for our client Swiss & Global Asset Management. They are dedicated asset managers in Switzerland and worldwide and every year they make a little Easter present for their clients. They usually send some particular sweets from Sicily and we usually create a very simple package for them. On October 2009 they changed their company name – formerly Julius Baer Asset Management – so they decided to use the gift to communicate to their clients that the company name changed, but not the quality of their service. We decided to change the package to support this really important concept. We used a very beautiful kind of paper, Arjowiggins Skin, and a very refined illustration. All printed in Pantone Silver. We also used a “more vertical” form so that you think – also because of the illustration – that you’ll can find a chocolate egg inside. But when you open the package you find a card saying you ‘E’ cambiata la forma, non la sostanza’ (The form has changed, not the substance).” Mulher Designed by Liga Design - Country: Brazil “This is a gift we created for our female clients for the International Women’s Day. The package was created to conceal a watch and look like a small bag, since we know girls love to shop. The copy goes like this: “Woman, a small gift for you who present us everyday” Student Work – Dmitri Moruz Designed by Dimitri Moruz - Country: Russia “Brief is to design the packaging for a new line of organic loose teas (not a live project, tea company is Ringtons tea). Things to consider were: to have packaging eco friendly, to communicate the feel of it being exclusive, limited loose tea; try to appeal to young professionals. Solution is incorporating die-cut technique, which brings both: exclusiveness and it is saving on ink, while paper used for the outer layer is made of recycling materials.” Good Day Designed by Carefully Considered - Country: United States “Packaging design for a new men’s skin care line with a crisp English feel. Using typography as an identifier, we created an easy way to find the right products for your skin type.” Student Work – Meeta Panesar Designed by Meeta Panesar - Country: United States “The design is inspired by the colors and designs of Joseph Albers and the Op Art movement. The usage of the rectangular elements reflects Alber’s “Homage to the Square,” a series of paintings begun in 1949.” The “it” Bar Country: United States | Font: ITC Avant Garde Gothic The “it Bar from Dylan’s Candy Bar comes beautifully packaged in a white textured box with blind embossing, foil stamp and tip-on label. Nexus One Designed by Google/HTC - Country: United States Feez Designed by HvingtQuatre | Country: France A range of milk-based drinks with a take-away size in 4 flavours; Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry and Raspberry. The milk adorns the packaging, the tasty fruit is brought out on the milk and on the opening that enables the drinking.
I simply love beautiful packages! It's great that some companies give the proper care and attention on providing great packages for their products and consequently, their clients. I'm the kind of person that would try a new product because of its package. The style, color, shape, material... everything counts. And I'm very thankful that we have some very talented designers to deliver beautiful and inspiring packages to us. There is one particular website about packaging that I love, which is Lovely Package. They have an amazing list of great packages, and most of the items from this selection came from it, so please check their site for tons of lovely packages. And if - like me - you really like to see some nice packaging design, you should visit the portfolio from each of these designers, they are great. Well, I hope you enjoy the selection... Designed by Lucy Hargrave Designed by Strømme Throndsen Design Designed by Stranger & Stranger Designed by Morris Pinewood Designed by Build Designed by Moxie Sozo Designed by R Design Designed by Sanna Annukka Designed by Jesse Kirsch Designed by Chez Valois
The first real customer experience we have when we get a new product is the package. Of course you might say that with the internet we can buy online and see the product before buying it, I know I get it, but the package design is a very inportant part of the customer experience. The unboxing process is exciting, Apple has shown us that it really matters, and whe have been seeing more and more companies following that wagon. In this post I decided to look for really cool package designs, but not randomly or super famous pacakges such as the awesome Apple boxes. Therefore, I will list only dark package designs. Some could be described as product designs, such as the "Salt&Pepper Cell", but they are so cool that deserved a spot in the list. Steve Jobs has always been fascinated by packaging, believing the unboxing routine to be a crucial part of the customer experience. All of Jobs’s products have been carefully packaged going back to the original Mac in 1984. Jobs believes unpacking a product is a great way to introduce unfamiliar technology to the consumer — they explore the components as they unbox them. - Cultofmac.com Mehmet Gozetlik's Portfolio I'm not a battery! Created by Antrepo Design Industry as "Salt&Pepper Cell" and it is like a D size battery also the dimensions too. Material used is stainless steel and glass, the power indicators on the sides correlate to the amount of spices left in the shakers, before refill time. The color options are Red&Turquoise or Black&white. Studio43's Portfolio Aaron Willard Kon•verse: Logo and packaging design for a California wine company. The packaging uses a minimalist design approach to capture the essence of the brand. j Kaczmarek's Portfolio Smay Design ACDC Backtracks Box Set Packlab Pop-Up Popcorn “In 2008 Anni Nykänen [of Packlab] won four awards for her Popcorn concept. Three of them European student design awards at the IOP: Student Starpack Awards. The Gold, Best in Show Award, Marks & Spencers / Korsnas Frovi Sponsored Award as she helped PACKLAB. Lahti Institute of Design to win the Eric Dickens Award for the second time in 2008. Months later her packaging picked up a 2008 Honorable Mention at the Worldstar Student / Packaging Design Competition (International) Award.” Studio Kluif A humourous take on copy paper sold by international European retailer, HEMA. DHNN (design has no name)'s Portfolio Undoboy's Portfolio Furry Utopia - create a new brand called furry utopia selling conceptual design merchandise Greig Anderson's Portfolio Cassette Badge Sets Being a child of the eighties I have fond memories of cassettes and I have created these limited edition badge sets as a reminder of this past format. There is currently 12 different cassette types by some of the mainstream tape manufacturers that I remember having in my childhood. Each set consists of 6, 25mm button badges which are created as circular crops of the actual cassette artwork. These are attached to a printed cassette back board and sealed in a classic cassette box with a custom inlay card giving a brief history of the cassette format... Good Creative's Portfolio Didac Catalán's Portfolio Branden Tintiangco “Introducing 12 new bottles designed by up-and-coming artists from New York to Hawaii, the 1800 Tequila Essential Artists series celebrates a dynamic range of original artwork on a unique and unexpected medium – bottles of 100% Agave Silver Tequila! Showcasing eleven designs gathered from over 15,000 online submissions, selected by 1800 Tequila, and one special edition “celebrity artist” bottle, this new line is a vibrant example of the undiscovered, yet soon-to-be-recognized talent residing across the country.” jkr kr were challenged to produce an eye-catching can which evokes positive associations to the iconic brand – simply, to make a good pack great.The team elected to do this via a full-blooded use of the traditional harp emblem. This approach has resulted in a single-minded design which better acts as a “badge in the hand” Nuria Herrero's Portfolio Isabela Serta The idea of this project is to promote a more healthy food consumption and, concurrently, to also promote sustainable local agriculture, which involves methods that do not harm the environment, respect workers and animals, provide fair wages to farmers and support farming communities..." Nanospore's Portfolio HOMOGENY is collaboration between Nanospore and Royal Elastics - set for a Fall '08 release. it features our little nameless friend, which serves as a symbol of the similarity in structure between organs or parts, possibly of dissimilar function, that are related by common descent. Light and dark. Color and monochrome. Land and sea. Love and hatred. Joy and pain. FIRMA's Portfolio We are involved in all stages of a brand development and there is one that we call PACKMAN. PACKMAN means packaging that connects our clients with their customers and sets them apart from their competitors. Amelia Roberts's Portfolio Michael McDevitt's Portfolio Client: Mission Product Holding, Inc. Background: To create a range of packaging that demonstrates a high level of performance and social responsibility while remaining linked to the skin care category. Kristeen Wegner's Portfolio Thorbjorn Ankerstjerne's Portfolio A selection of designs for carrier bags for the danish pharmacy chain Apotek. I worked on this project during my placement at Kontrapunkt, Copenhagen. Miguel Ramirez's Portfolio Markus Schaefer's Portfolio Transformer Studio's Portfolio Isse is a luxury mobile phone brand, producing exclusive jewell phones. Precious metals and gems are used in phone decoration as well as more than sixty techonological processes are applied. Jeremy Mlodik's Portfolio Nuria Herrero's Portfolio Michael Freimuth Michael Freimuth continues his amazing work for Azita’s, this time for their limited edition dry rubs... David Garcia's Portfolio Evan Geltosky's Portfolio Sources Behance - Package Design LovelyPackage
What started as a school project turned out to be a very serious concept of a new package for Doritos. In the created hands of the student and designers Petar Pavlov everything is designed for a reason and here you will learn everything about this package design project. Make sure you leave your comment with your opinions about it. For more from Petar, visit his behance and follow him on twitter The whole project started as a student exercise where I was supposed to work on an open-brief provided by YCN (http://www.ycnonline.com/). At the beginning of my research regarding this project, I analyzed what makes Doritos different than its competition. The result was obvious: its shape and its texture. So this was the starting point in the design. I started looking for everything that contained a triangular shape. The first thing that struck my mind was the tetrahedron, used in the famous Tetra Pak packaging (http://bit.ly/hv9Oq). I spent a lot of time trying to 'force' this packaging form to work for the chips, but I never succeeded in doing that. That was an important lesson for me: "You can never force something to happen in design. The final solution should 'land' as a feather without any kind of pressure." After confronting with this failure, I extended my search in some new areas: origami (http://bit.ly/18wMZX) and paper tessellation (http://bit.ly/10LhVo). This gave me a totally new angle in the concept. But one important part was still missing: a link between the packaging and the original homeland of the chips, Mexico. So I digged deep into the Mexican history which brought me to their ancient ancestors, the Aztecs and their recognizable sculptures, the totem poles (http://bit.ly/CCQoh). This was the breakthrough in the project. Afterward I started making some sketches and creating small paper models in order to test the solutions. During this phase I came up with the final form of the packaging which resembled to a simplified totem, and even had an extra feature: the structure kept the packaging closed after opening. If it wasn't for the small paper models, I would have never discovered this. That's why moving out from the computer work during a project is important. The packaging can be made out of environmentally friendly cardboard. What's good about this material is its natural texture which slightly resembles to the one of the chips. The form of the packaging is its structure which can keep the chips closed after opening. Below you can see a scaled-down model of how this works. Brand-wise, this solution will differentiate Doritos from any other competition and build a strong 'shelf effect'. The other good side about this concept are the triangular faces which beside the ergonomic value, create a perfect canvas for expressive illustrations. That's why I'm inviting every designer willing for collaboration to create a personal artwork which will reflect the attributes of the Doritos chips. The directions are endless, we can focus on visualizing the taste, visualizing the main ingredients or even recreating the reaction after eating some ULTRA HOT SPICY Doritos! I have prepared a Doritos Template Pack (http://bit.ly/rGY2V) which contains two different layered .psd templates ready for you to apply an artwork. After that the solutions should be submitted inside this Facebook group: http://bit.ly/tQvpU What you think about this project? Share your opuinion so we can bring you more great project studies like this one.
Have you ever bought something just because its package? Well, these package designs are definitely one of a kind and they do make you want to get them regardless of what is inside. This list contains different kind of packages but they all have some in common; they are awesome, check it out! Absolut Vodka Rock Edition Introduced this past August 10th, the Absolut Vodka Rock Edition comes with an insane package design that will rock your world. Designed by Natalia Brilli. Gauss The objective was to create package for power saving lamps which considerably would differ from all other packages of the lamps presented in retail networks. Besides, it was necessary to show that Gauss lamps are the premium-segment, having justified, thus, their higher than at the majority of competitors price. Designed by Fastway. Walks Nature Candles This is not the ordinary candle package you usually see, the white boxes gives a very clean look that comes alive when it's mixed with beautiful illustrations. Designed by The Design Shop. Nike SB x Plan B Paul Rodriguez Skateboard The packaging itself has been modeled on the actual packaging of the Nike SB’s Zoom Paul Rodriguez 3 skate shoe, featuring the same white box, cool blue graphics and Nike’s customary SB wood grain print on the inside. Karadag Wine Beautiful packaging designed to bring attention to the disappearing fauna living in Karadag, a natural conservation region in the Crimea. Designed by Nadie Parshina. Olive Poop Bags Olive poop bags are made naturally from GMO-free corn starch and vegetable oil, are certified 100% biodegradable and compost in as little as 40 days. Poop and parcel can be buried for micro-organisms to consume or combined with yard waste for curbside collection in communities that compost biodegradable waste, and it comes with an awesome package design. Designed by Nate Williams. Help Remedies Our packaging is made of molded paper pulp and a bio plastic made primarily of corn. We use these materials because they are interesting to look at, and they are compostable—which means one day, they might become part of a large tree. Maybe you can cut down that tree and make it into a speedboat. Designed by ChappsMalina, Little Fury & Help Remedies Red Bull Cola Beautifully handmade package, the show cases contain the 17 key/natural ingredients that make up the Red Bull Cola taste. Designed by Design Friendship. (No) More Sex This is a handy package constructed so it opens from the right to the left, revealing a simple humoristic statement as each condom is taken out (and hopefully used!). The statement simply connects ‘condoms’ with ‘having sex’,and ‘no more condoms’ meaning ‘no more sex’. The message should come across in eye level with the target group without being patronising or judgemental. Sex is fun, yet serious. Designed by Robert Daniel Nagy & Mads Jakob Poulsen. Packoflove Our business idea is to offer a new packaging solution for condoms, with unique exciting design and personal expression, where we remove the awkwardness of purchasing condoms. A Packoflove pack comes in a smaller size than the preexisting ones on the market and contains three condoms. Retailers are offered a total solution to sell condoms to the end consumer, with a unique and personal design. Designed by Packoflove.
Mac has been been a clear sign of flawless design... simple, but functional, and for a long time, PC market had been ignoring that fact, but we are seeing some changes before our eyes. The Dell Adamo shows us that they got lots of hidden cards to compete in terms of design. Adamo comes to compete with Macbook Air, and for that, it's also known as the "Macbook Air Killer". It's always nice to see a big league competition, mainly because consumers get awesome deals out of it. The only issue for Adamo is that, while Mac has a sweet OS, it has not. Yet. Anyways, the guys from Engadget made an awesome hands-on video, which you may watch at their website. Bellow are some pictures of it! Hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
Today I was really thinking on a Starbucks coffee. As I don't have this option here at my hometown Porto Alegre and I really admire the whole style of this brand I decided to get material from them to show here. I did some research and read more about their concept of designing and their team work. Actually Starbucks has two groups of designers as follow: - the global creative team that handles advertising and marketing material, products presentation and packaging; - the store design group witch is responsible for the furniture, fittings and layout of the stores. At the creative group they have graphic designers together with technical and packaging specialists. Some of the team also bring fine art and illustration skills to the mix so that is probably why they have such a good range of products. Check it out. v
Every now and then I post a bunch of really cool package designs to keep everyone updated to what's new on this side of town, this time is no different I made an amazing selection of package designs that would make you buy the product and not throw away the package. For more information about each package click on the images, as a resource for this post I used lovelypackage.com and www.thedieline.com/blog Karlsson's Vodka Alton Brown MF Doom 12 Inches Coca-Cola x Nathalie Rykiel Preshafruit Juices TRÉ Xterra Andrews & Dunham Carluccio’s GUT OGGAU Heide Honey Let It Grow Mama Quilla Bermuda Corpse Nine Inch Nails Shefa (profusion) Wine Bard's Beer
Once again I made a selection of package designs but this time I went a little deeper and got a lovely selection of great package design projects, so you can get a lot of views of each project and also find out more each design. For more stuff you can look up on lovelypackage.com I also found some from behance.net Furry Utopia Create a new brand called furry utopia selling conceptual design merchandise by: http://www.undoboy.com/ Cassette Badge Sets Being a child of the eighties I have fond memories of cassettes and I have created these limited edition badge sets as a reminder of this past format. There is currently 12 different cassette types by some of the mainstream tape manufacturers that I remember having in my childhood. Each set consists of 6, 25mm button badges which are created as circular crops of the actual cassette artwork. These are attached to a printed cassette back board and sealed in a classic cassette box with a custom inlay card giving a brief history of the cassette format. by: http://www.effektivedesign.co.uk Puerto Despertar (cd packaging) A folded and stitched poster becomes an envelope that keeps a jewel-box inside. The title of the cd is "Puerto Despertar" (Port Awakening), hence a bundle of light rays on the front cover. by: http://www.benditagloria.com/ Weatherbey's Fine Tobacco by: http://www.arecraft.net Vitamin Packaging A Series of Vitamin packages: working on typographic hierarchy and the 3D form. by: http://www.robferrell.com FYS (Finish Your Self) Puzzle your own chair together (with a little help from mama) using a large part of the packaging. The chair is made from corrugated cardboard and is 100% recyclable. by: http://www.davidgraas.nl/ Malibu Pop & Street Series La MJC came up with this idea of re-designing Malibu bottles in “pop” interpretations by legendary Europe artists So-Me, James Jarvis and Delta. Only 100 numbered bottles of each are available, a colette exclusive. by: http://www.lamjc.com/ Basic Shapes A family of animal characters were created by combining the square, circle and triangle. The characters were silk-screened to a 1680 X 500mm modernist growth chart for kids. by: http://www.co-oponline.net.au/ Zuny A simple, genial and creative design of leather-made home accessories, which is made out of the designers’ creativity and imagination. Zuny enriches the peoples’ life and provides a perfect gateway for releasing annoyances and pressures from work and frustration. Such prospection motivates Zuny to achieve its goal - “Make your life funny and easy". by: http://www.bonanzadesign.com/ 479º Popcorn by: http://www.theengineroom.cc/ Nupo by: http://www.muggieramadani.com/ Tango Transforming a chip-shop brand into a hero brand - and making 14 year-old boys feel like 18-year old - by telling a story about ‘rebellion'. by: http://www.brandhouse.co.uk Flowessence by http://www.romulocastilho.com/ CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 The Nike Clot Air Force 1 comes in a special ‘Chinese Candy Box’ packaging set. Traditionally, Lunar New Year celebrations include offering sweets and other edible treats from a red lacquer box to ensure a ’sweet’ year. Honoring this custom, the Nike Clot Air Force 1 packaging is a hexagonal red box with a partitioned tray layer, to hold shoe accessories, and matching lid. The box’s exterior is adorned with Clot graphics in black. Pucko Input: Pucko is the classic chocolate drink brand in Sweden with an iconic glass bottle. Arla Foods wanted to refine the brand identity that it would work on additional packaging types and sizes. by: http://www.neumeister.se/ Colors In Motion This is a press kit for a printing house that produces packaging projects. We made it as a cardboard box with innovative construction trying to present all the technical possibilities of the printing house.
If the small pleasures are really the ones that count, there's a special one that I had the opportunity to try in its full power last month. After being a PC user for over 15 years, I've bought my first Mac. I gotta confess that I got pretty anxious waiting for the delivery. But after 3 days, it finally arrived at my home, my dream came true. I had heard the things people say about unpacking a Mac, of how much of a powerful experience it might be, and I can say, they were right. First, the distributor box was nothing special, just a cardboard regular one, not fancy or anything. But, as I started to open it, I felt like I was in some sort of Pirate/treasure hunt movie, when they open the treasure chest and that golden glow shines upon their face, and this simply makes you think that all the hard work you had to buy it was really, really worth it. I'm totally serious when I say that the Macbook box is probably one of the most beautiful things that exist. It doesn't have any exotic shape, there's not much details, but its finishing is absolutely stunning. Minimalist, there are only the necessary elements, like a few pictures, some information, and of course, the apple logo. I really felt like I had won the lottery. Actually, the box is such a great piece of design that is almost like you had bought the box, and not what comes inside. In the podcast they discuss the packaging of an iPod (the 1st generation Nano as it happens) which I also own. Where this resonates with me is the fact that I didn’t purchase this product, it was a Christmas gift and as such I didn’t have the purchase experience; my first interaction with the product was to unwrap the box. At this point I’ll skip to the end; the box for my Nano sits proudly on my shelf. I haven’t retained the box for some perfunctory purpose to store the Nano again when I come to move house. I don’t keep it so that I can put the Nano away every night either. I keep it because, in itself, it’s a beautiful little piece of design that is worthy of display. - John Gibbard from Smorgasbord Design During the school year, the boxes for his third-generation iPod, PowerBook G4, Mighty Mouse and OS X Tiger sit at home with his parents. For the time being, he contents himself with a rear-lit Apple Pro Keyboard box dangling from the loft of his dorm room. 'I can't imagine throwing them away," he said. "It's more than a record of a serial number; it's a record of a good event that happened in my life.' - Wired Yet, opening the box it's another great pleasure... getting to see that fantastic piece inside, all yours. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who had this kind of experience. There gotta be much more people who enjoy opening their wish list itens, whether it's a mac or not. Like when we were a child, and we would open our presents under the Christmas tree, just to see that we got what we'd asked for or when you finally got that Pokemon game card you were looking for. Total madness. Wait... madness? THIS, IS, SPARTAAAA! But we would really love to hear from you guys, what packages really made you happy, these days, or when you were kids, like the Nintendo 64 kids. I do remember the joy of getting my Sega Gensis and my Super Nintendo. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Tell us!! We want to know! Cheers! ;)