It's no secret we're big fans of the work coming from Kati Forner Design having showcased some past work of hers here on Abduzeedo. Of late we're swooning over the most recent work for Kombucha brand Muse + Mettā founded by Trent Brokie .
I feel like featuring a 5-year-old project by the incredible folks from Anagrama Studio, a design studio based in Mexico City, Mexico. The project I am featuring is the branding, packaging design work they have done for Helvetimart (For which they are now closed...) a specialty market in Lausanne, Switzerland offering a wide variety of regional food products. First of all, what really caught my eye is how the design is timeless even if it's was designed 5 years ago!
Duo Daniela Barrio de Mendoza and Maria Boada are respectively brand designer and illustrator based in Lima, Peru. They have worked together to design this grand brand identity & packaging for Yaro Sushi Experience which is also based in Peru. I think what caught my eye is the use of the red color mixed with the beige and let's not forget about the gold foil which brings a premium finish to the overall packaging.
Alejandro Gavancho has shared this absolutely stunning packaging design for 'Amare The Label' which is swimwear brand. Designed by Alejandro who is a graphic designer (Diseñador Gráfico) based in Leeds, United Kingdom. I just like the work he has done, it's remarkable. Let's start with the colors, pure gradient galore happening here. Just to add a balance, I enjoy the color palette of the branding itself, it's clean, minimal, and add much more vulnerability to the beauty of the entire packaging set.
Design by Simil shared this sublime packaging design for SAIREN, a clear spiced rum crafted by Ohara’s Rum at The Parrot Club in Sheffield, England. Taking visual inspiration from 'mythological tales', the packaging design is so vibrant and attractive. I mean it will surely 'attract' your attention on the shelves, guaranteed! Another detail that really caught my attention is the shape of the bottle which is pretty unusual for a rum (I am not a pro taster), that wood-material bottle crap just balances it all. Give it a look!
Bracom Agency is a branding and creative agency based in the beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. They have shared via their Behance, a beautiful packaging design project for Bracom. Obviously, when speaking about 'mooncake' they must be 'moon' involved. It shows appreciation towards how you see things and whatever you see them fit in your career, your family, and even your friends. I really dig the foreground color of the packaging design which is dark to enrich the actual centerpiece.
Xavier Esclusa Trias has created a poster series that is bringing a bit of a nostalgia moments to be honest. Pure throwback from the days where we didn't care about going to rent movies at the video store, where the packaging was just part of an item that you will eventually learn to appreciate. From what Xavier created, I just dig there aren't any 'special effects' like gradients, shadows, or whatnot. It's all graphical shapes and typography; there is something about having to work within these past constraints.
I am starting to be attracted to showcasing work and projects that aren't related to 'user interface' and user experience. It's probably because I work into this field but having the opportunity to share whatever inspires us what makes me keep going with ABDZ. With this momentum, I would like to share the work of Studio Chapeaux and what they have done for Vizou's reading glasses collection in terms of graphic & packaging design.
Martin Naumann and Andrius Martinaitis have shared a colorful and abstract-feely packaging for Laroché Chocolate. They posted their full project on Behance, make sure to give it a look. Other than loving this visual direction to express a chocolate product but I do like that they shared a snapshot of the development.
Packaging design is something that I believe it is truly inspiring. It's so fun to see how designers use their creativity to come up with eye-catching packaging in the midst of so much visual noise. Take, for example, grocery store aisles. It is so easy to get overwhelmed with all the colors and fonts screaming at you. Oftentimes, we're on autopilot at the store and have our go-to products, not paying much attention to the array of creative packaging right under our noses.
Chad Michael Studio has shared such a lovely packaging design for the coffee liqueur titled: Hywilde. Coming with 100% Arabica beans and natural flavors, the client Artist In Residence Distillery must have loved the bilingual typographic approach finish with a 'red-ish' brand logo filled with an accent of gold everywhere. This is the kind of packaging that definitely stands out on the shelves and will make you notice and admiring the art. What do you think?
Imbibing tea is a relaxing activity so consuming the packaging should match that same feeling. We're steeping in the beauty of Austrian-based Sabina Loacker's concepting, art direction and graphic design work for a local tea brand and reminding us all that inspiration is always right in front of us. The simple typeface matches the super minimal design and we're just loving every bit of the resulting look and feel.
The fine folks from Matte Projects have shared with us a couple of really interesting projects that deserved recognition on ABDZ. First of all, let's share their work on a 'VIP' packaging design collaboration for Eric Emanuel x Adidas Originals SS19 Collection Launch. This entire project is creative to its material, design, and just take a look at those floral patterns. It's so beautiful! Each kit was built to house a pair of shoes and selected apparel.
Bodega Los Cedros is a Mexican vineyard located in the mountains of Arteaga, Coahuila. The origins of the name derive from a passion and dream of a family to produce high quality wines within a region more than 100 years old named "El Cedrito." Enter the talented team at Anagrama Studio to bring the branding vision of this magical place to life by tapping into the geographical location of the vineyard for inspiration.
There is a beauty to see designs translated in various languages and again it's even more inspiring to see it coming from different backgrounds from all over the World. Let's take a look at the work of 劉家芸 liujiayun who is a graphic designer & illustrator based in Taipei City, Taiwan. First of all, I am so attracted by the art direction with colours and concepts for SCHEMA｜食在有藝Arc&Art. It's a stunning design and you should definitely check out her Behance.
Fieras Estudio and Jorge Luis Campozano shared a beautiful brand identity and packaging design project on their Behance profile. They explored some of the divinity figures from their country like Pachamama, Inti and Viracocha with colorful vector illustrations to stamp the packages in a very attractive way.
Back in October, while I scrambled to adjust to life with our new puppy, I got wind of a fresh new startup named Ollie — an online food subscription service for dogs. And with a brand and packaging as nice as this one, I needed to test it out.
We are taking a look at a minimal brand identity & packaging design for LESS Cosmetics by Patrick Reichert-Young. He is a creative director from Köln, Germany, we are featuring his project because of most of its minimal approach. We know how beauty & cosmetics products tend to be heavy in imagery, especially on the branding. Here we have a combination of fonts, lines, and two colours. Simple as that but the beauty comes from the overall design and how everything just flows with simplicity.
Chiclets, the candy-coated gum brought to us by the Cadbury company, brings back such great memories and flavors of my youth so when I stumbled upon this latest work for Chiclet by Cairo based
We are proudly featuring the first student project of the year! It's a pretty cool project by Duy Dao who is a student at the Art Centre of Design in Los Angeles, California. We follow his work on creating the packaging and branding for Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary: Forever Young campaign. A beautiful purplish colour palette for the design of the packaging that will totally envy our inner unboxing pleasures; alongside with dual tone poster designs marked by celebrities like Pharrell and basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar.