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Marou x Wallpaper*

August 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Designed by Rice Creative | Country: Vietnam

“When Wallpaper* Magazine discovered Marou Chocolate, our client, they felt that this singular dark chocolate, hand-crafted in Saigon using purely local ingredients was a perfect match for their third annual Handmade issue (an issue with a focus on unique products combining luxury, craft and inspiration). Marou offered to create a special edition Wallpaper* chocolate bar in time for exhibiting at the 2012 Salone de Mobile in Milan. The packaging we designed for this occasion would stay true to the inspiration behind the standard Marou chocolate bars and press further the attention given to lovingly hand printed details. We strayed some from the traditional motifs of the standard bars to embrace a more modernist approach while incorporating the well known Wallpaper* asterisk mark. It began by creating a new background pattern, which moved away from the traditional lattice and organic elements, replacing them by geometric elements forming an extension of the Wallpaper* asterisk.

The same hand mixed inks and screen-printing methods used on the standard Marou packs were employed, but a new palette of hues would be used, derived from the Wallpaper* handmade seal. The seal even informed a limited edition version of Marou’s Monogram for this occasion. The final touch of hand embossing some of the pack’s design elements set the stage for a fully considered hand crafted piece.”

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IKEA

August 13, 2012 | 4 Comments

Designed by Stockholm Design Lab | Country: Sweden

2012 Cannes Gold Lion winner.

“IKEA is a worldwide Swedish home furnishing company with 28 distribution centres and a global network of 267 stores attracting a total of 590 million visitors.

Stockholm Design Lab created a design and packaging concept when the company combined its various food and catering units under the IKEA brand. The aim of the Swedish Food Market is to enhance the Swedish identity of IKEA.”

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Student Work – Jonathan Faust

August 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

Designed by Jonathan Faust | Country: Denmark

“Regina is a Portuguese chocolate brand founded in 1928. Their products are delicious but their identity really needs some love. 

I have focused on the logo and packaging.The logo is combined with the flavour. As you see every flavour has it’s own unique logo. Combined with the colours you get a new product which stands out. Logo and flavour-text is hand drawn. The rounded corners and swashes is a reference to their history and what it’s all about – chocolate.”

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Student Work – Olivia Paden

July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Designed by Olivia Paden | Country: United States

“Brief: Repackage items for the existing online retailer, Dulce Mexico, that provides traditional Mexican candies, fruit snacks, and drinks from a variety of sub-brands. Rethink how Dulce Mexico can introduce themselves to a US market with a stronger brand presence.

Concept: As Dulce Mexico, currently an online candy retailer, is in a unique spot right now as they’re basically introducing themself to a US market, they have a unique opportunity and range of what they can do and how far they can push the brand. My solution to Dulce Mexico’s branding strategy is to play up the elements that are already unique to their candies, the oral experience and sinful indulgence of the sweet and spicy.

And so, the fun is in the foreplay, as Dulce Mexico’s packaging highlights the opening ceremony and sequence of indulging in Mexican candy. Adding intuitive elements such as tequila and tamarind mix further embraces the very experimental nature of these traditional desserts. Whether its girls’ night out, or girls’ night in, Dulce Mexico’s redesigned packaging catches the US market’s attention with a more playful, sexy, and contemporary eating experience.”

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Hatziyiannakis

July 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece

“Brief: our product is strange and unique. We want to make this clear.

Audience: bold and brave consumers, with a sweet tooth and a flair for discoveries. intellectuals of the gourmet type.

Design: to paraphrase the famous Marshall McLuhan expression, “the medium is the content” in this packaging extravaganza. Τhe symbiotic relationship of medium and message, (of which the media guru preached), is here translated into the eccentric coupling of package-product. Αn ‘outer-inner’ game of illusions is played here, for the eyes of the consumer. Τhe paradox of a sweet, eddible, even appetizing pebble, the beauty of an open crop, with its shockingly realistic flesh, fake cherries which can fool birds into coming to nibble at them like in the ancient paintings of Zeuxis, rocky-tasty formations: all these are mind treats we prepared for the consumer within a heightened – reality design environment.”

Walker’s Chocolate

July 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Designed by Bridgemark | Country: Canada

“The Walker’s family has been creating confectionery in their Candy Kitchen in small batches, hand-stirred in copper kettles in the traditional way for almost 30 years.

Walker’s Chocolate needed to carefully transform their brand to draw in younger consumers while continuing to appeal to their loyal and valued aging customer base. Bridgemark’s boutique package stands alone as an exquisite, gift-able offering bypassing the need for additional wrapping which is costly and labor intensive.

What was once a utilitarian box is now a treasured gift. Walker’s new versatile packaging is steeped in tradition with an inspired color palette that is bold and contemporary.”

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Lyons

June 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Designed by jkr | Country: United Kingdom

“This month sees the launch of newly designed packaging for Lyons cakes. Briefed to explore and celebrate the brand’s rich heritage, the new look plays back to its famous history of teashops and its waitresses from the 1890s.

With a long-­‐standing tradition for ‘proper’ cakes, the brand was renowned for its nippy waitresses serving up affordable tea and cake to the masses. Having lost its way over the years, the redesign focused on communicating the brand’s story in a relevant and contemporary manner.”

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Dallmayr

June 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

Designed by Factor Product München | Country: Germany

“The Munich delicatessen Dallmayr produces a range of high quality confectionery products in its own chocolate factory. The new Dallmayr chocolate range with refined recipes and only the best ingredients is the result of consistent further development and the company philosophy to strive for outstanding quality.

The objective for the designers from fpm was to express these high quality standards and manufacturing philosophy through suitable packaging design. At the same time the structure of the product range and different categories of chocolate quality should be easy for customers to understand.”

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Selfridges Selections

June 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Designed by Unknown | Country: United Kingdom

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Cuberdons Léopold

June 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Designed by Jérôme Stéfanski | Country: Belgium

“Cuberdons are traditional Belgian sweet born in the 19th century. Cuberdons Léopold is a yound and modern brand of cuberdons that wants to modernize the product but also keep the vintage image by using graphical elements such as purple stripes that remains the beach huts of the Belgian seaside. The drawing face is reproduction of the face of King Léopold 1st, first king of Belgium, who has marked the independance of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1831, a period when cuberdon has been invented. The box contains 21 cuberdons, a reference to 21st July (Belgian National Day).”

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