December 30, 2008 | 4 Comments
Designed by Jesse Kirsch | Country: United States | Font used: Neue Helvetica Heavy
Jesse Kirsch makes low-budget look damn good with these award winning designs he produced while studying at School of Visual Arts.
4 Responses to “Student Work – Jesse Kirsch”
Award-winning? Design rip off award?
Look up “Blåvitt”, done in Sweden for decades, introduced in the late 70s.
I think these are nice Yes, I can see the similarities in the font used for Blavit, but I think these are in no way a rip off (at least of the Blavitt design).
Three of my favorite elements of this packaging which involve the text and color wrapping around the box edges do not reference the Blavitt design at all:
1. the color wrap around the edges at the sides of the boxes
2. the wrapping of text on the foil/plastic wraps around the box corner and
3. the wrapping of the white brand square
I also like the different shades of grey w/ reverse type as well as the left justification of the text rather than a centered placement.
One criticism is that I wish the other boxes included text wrap similar tot he plastic wrap/foil.
Ok, point taken, and I must say I’m impressed by Chris’s sharp-sighted observations, and I know arguing semantics and word definitions is really a dead end.
Thats why I’m going to provoke this a step further :), or more nicely put, to put it in perspective…
Then I am of the opinion that being a “graphic designer” is by far the most facile sort of designer there is, since only by changing colors of existing concepts makes one’s work embraced as new and unique, (AND not to forget, even award winning).
// Per, (hoping to get an architectural award the next time he repaints his fence).
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