July 6, 2010 | No Comments
Designed by Shine Advertising Co. | Country: United States
“This ephemera was designed by the folks at Shine Advertising to dress up a pocket knife mailing sent to their clients as a promotional item. You might ask if that is really letterpress? Yep, actually that’s four color process plus two spot color letterpress printed one pass at a time. That means that lil’ piece of paper went through the presses seven times. (six color passes and a letterpress matrix score) Certainly not a typical use of letterpress, but that’s why it was so fun to print it. Laying down color one at a time means a little guess work as you build the color density for the final image, but fun to watch it unfold. The process printed picture was from CSA stock images and worked pretty well to break out into plates even though it started as a heavily line screened image. The plates were printed with a 90 line per inch screen on Mohawk Loop Husk 160lb Cover.”
June 30, 2010 | 2 Comments
Designed by Mucca Design | Country: United States
“After researching the vibrant visual landscape in the Condesa neighborhood, we were excited to translate the area’s energy into a bold restaurant brand. To create an authentic experience, we hand-painted the typography in the style of the signs and menus found at market stalls and lunch counters throughout the region. Hungry luchadors—masked wrestlers—grimace from the inside of matchbook covers, and traditional fortune-telling songbirds pose on coasters with stamp-on fortunes for customers to take away.”
June 28, 2010 | 4 Comments
Designed by Michael Golan | Country: Israel
“Anima is a company that manufactures organic care products for animals. All their products are chemical free and made from natural hydrosoils and flower essences. Since the company is still in its infant stage, it was important to the owners that the production cost of the packages wasn’t too high. That is why it was decided to produce labels for now. So far the products are proving to be a great success.
The products are now sold only in Israel but since they will soon be available in Europe too.”
June 23, 2010 | 2 Comments
Designed by Alice Pattullo | Country: United Kingdom
Illustration is a wonderful medium to be used on packaging, as shown here on these conceptual products designed by this recent Brighton University graduate. We love her style, and hope to see her work gracing actual packaging very soon!
June 15, 2010 | No Comments
“The first copies of Eames Century Modern will endure the rigors of modern parcel delivery systems jealously guarded in a solid chunk of furniture-grade plywood. Hand printed with our signature air-dried inks in 30 versions, each block includes a keyhole so it can stand (or hang) as a 21st century monument to 20th century design principles.”
May 31, 2010 | 3 Comments
Designed by Christine Clayton | Country: United States
“Crayola has a lot of brand equity in their color names. I wanted to create a series of packaging (here: forest green, mod magenta, and purple mountain magesty) which playfully accents these color names.”
May 26, 2010 | 3 Comments
Designed by Base | Country: Belgium
“You might not know if from the outside, but inside the doors of the stately residence at Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp is a home where everything is for sale. Spread across three floors, the homey boutique brings together a curated world of fashion, furniture, jewelry, and design objects, from producers ranging from established houses to cutting-edge designers. On the first floor there’s a flexible space for exhibitions and presentations. A restaurant serves up the culinary creations of renowned chef Seppe Nobels, while an outdoor terrace cafe gives visitors a place to relax with a glass of Champagne. Co-founders Ilse Cornelissens and Tim Van Geloven live on the top floor with their son and their dog George. Says Ilse, “Our home, in a way, is open to everyone.”
May 21, 2010 | 3 Comments
Designed by The Republik | Country: United States
“To invite attendance at the May 13 pre-opening press party for quick-service restaurant BBQ Post 401, Fredericksburg, Va., advertising agency The Republik, Durham mailed out dozens of plastic-sealed “Field Preparedness Kits,” each containing what appeared to be a military MRE (Meal Ready to Eat).
May 18, 2010 | No Comments
Designed by Yellow Owl Workshop | Country: United States
A simple hand-printed canvas bag is a great reusable packaging option to organize and store items that are part of a collection, like these stamps.
May 17, 2010 | 6 Comments
Designed by Construct | Country: United Kingdom
“London design studio Construct has given the branding of London’s famous Claridge’s hotel a thorough overhaul. Because it is a working hotel with a huge number of items traditionally branded (from teapots and egg cups through to slippers and dressing gowns), Construct’s task of not just branding, but implementing a consistent and cohesive sense of identity throughout the hotel and the objects within it was by no means straightforward. In fact, the rollout of the new branding is ongoing throughout this year as there are so many different ideas to implement across a huge range of items.
As well as introducing a sophisticated colour palette of jade, gold, white and black, bold architecturally inspired chevron patterns appear on the inside of bags, envelopes and on various objects, publications and goodies guests at the hotel are lilkely to encounter.”