November 19, 2009 | 2 Comments
Designed by Martin Kann Design | Country: Sweden
“The Swedish rock band Bob Hund released their single Fantastiskt (fantastic) as a one copy vinyl record that only allows 30 playings. The record was placed on a turntable with the lyrics etched on the turntable lid. It sold on eBay for US $3,650 and became the most expensive record ever sold in Sweden.”
November 12, 2009 | 57 Comments
Designed by Michelle Lam | Country: Canada
“Graphos Playing Cards are designed to inspire other designers, and also lay people to be more attuned with design through an increased awareness of the importance of typography in a fun and easy-to-understand way.
Each card from the deck of Graphos Playing Cards will tell the unique story of a specific area of focus in typography. All spades highlight on the importance of “anatomy”; hearts on “classification”; clubs on “glyphs”; diamonds on “type setting”. Fonts are focused on sans serif, serif, script and decorative.”
November 4, 2009 | 10 Comments
Designed by Colm Keller | Country: Sweden
“This is my Masters thesis project at HDK in Göteborg. It highlights the issue of increasing long-distance relationships and the drawbacks of computer mediated communication.
I wanted to include the reflective, relaxing qualities of crafts as way to build an emotional bond between users and the object.
It also hopes to open a dialogue about how we will value our digital artifacts in the future – our digital heirlooms.”
November 2, 2009 | 11 Comments
Designed by Fanakalo | Country: South Africa
“Zinkplaat is an Afrikaans pop-rock-blues-fusion band from South Africa. The name Zinkplaat is the Afrikaans word for corrugated metal. This, their fourth album comes shrink-wrapped with a scratch-off ink layer on the front and back, as well as a guitar pick to scratch the ink off with. The album’s name ‘Mooi Besoedeling’ translates to ‘Beautiful Polution’. We believe this is a very good functional solution to the fact that a simplistic clean cd cover design stands out most from all the clutter on a store shelf, yet is very boring once bought. However one wants to read the album as a concept, people seem to love the scratch-off part.”
October 16, 2009 | 2 Comments
October 10, 2009 | 4 Comments
“The exterior box is designed to resemble a vintage AC/DC guitar amp – complete with the original logo that was spray-painted onto the rear of Angus and Malcolm’s speaker cabinets in 1975. The “head” of the amp has a handle that lifts the top off to reveal the contents housed within. Oh yeah, the head is also a working guitar amplifier! That’s right, one watt of pure AC/DC makes this box a truly unique collector’s item. You can play the box set while listening to the box set! Check out the videos of Angus using the amp.
October 7, 2009 | 7 Comments
Designed by lg2boutique | Country: Canada
“Packaging that brings out a full range of emotions.
Planning a creative strategy based on the concrete advantages Bell TV brings to consumers every day through its varied, entertaining offer. People were chosen to illustrate the range of emotions : surprise, enthusiasm, fear, pleasure, amazement etc.
Creating the new packaging for Bell’s television products, inspired by the completely new Bell brand platform, which takes its tone from simplicity, optimism and a friendly attitude toward clients.”
October 3, 2009 | 43 Comments
The international jury of Pentawards, the first world competition devoted exclusively to Packaging Design, chaired by Grard Caron, announced its winners for 2009.
August 14, 2009 | No Comments
Designed by Rethink | Country: Canada | Font: Gotham
CD packaging for the band “Splitting Adam”. The concept surrounds a fictitious character named Adam and his internal struggle with an audio triggered bipolar disorder. The cover splits Adam to reveal inside his head, a 3D animated hologram which morphs from a passive lamb into an agressive ape. The CD and insert artwork documents Adam’s mental state along with vital statistics and final prognosis.
The photo of Adam was created using a combination of all 5 band members photos. Each band member needed to be photographed in rotation which was used as the basis to create the smooth animated sequence. The packaging dieline was developed custom for this project and the hologram manufactured in Russia.
July 4, 2009 | 1 Comment
“Stinger borders were originally developed by the US Playing Card Company as a countermeasure against card cheating. The fade to white border looks ultra-smooth, elegant, and simple. The creative team at theory11 recognized the potential for Bee® Stingers and decided to pursue the printing of the classic design in their original format.
Historically reserved only for the world’s finest casinos, the Bee® Stinger playing cards are now available to the public for the first time in history – printed on the finest Aristocrat stock.”