July 26, 2009 | 6 Comments
“It seems strange that conscientious dog owners pick up their dog’s poo (which is 100% biodegradable)…only to pop it into a plastic bag that will be with us for 100’s of years.
US dogs produce enough waste to fill an 800-foot-tall football field every year and plastic bags can take over 100 years to decompose. Scooping all that poop into petroleum-based plastic bags leaches toxic chemicals as they slooowly break down over thousands of years in landfills. Alternatively, leaving scat on the ground isn’t an eco-friendly (nor neighbor-friendly) option either, as 20-30% of all pollutants in waterways can be attributed to canine waste.
July 20, 2009 | 11 Comments
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company is your go to brand for all of your crime fighting essentials. Sales of these whimsical products help support the NYC chapter of 826 National.
826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in seven cities across the country. Their goal is to assist students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing.
Check out some of the great products we previously showcased from their San Francisco chapter.
July 16, 2009 | 9 Comments
Robert Daniel Nagy and Mads Jakob Poulsen had 24 hours to come up with this lovely concept.
“This is a handy package constructed so it opens from the right to the left, revealing a simple humoristic statement as each condom is taken out (and hopefully used!). The statement simply connects ‘condoms’ with ‘having sex’,and ‘no more condoms’ meaning ‘no more sex’. The message should come across in eye level with the target group without being patronising or judgemental. Sex is fun, yet serious.”
July 14, 2009 | No Comments
Designed by Chris Trivizas | Country: Greece
“How well do you know the secrets of paper? The paper surely knows yours-after all, most probably you have written some of them on it! Now it’s the time to get acquainted with its secrets. The fastest learner wins! /Learn them well and you’re the winner!
The box contains 20 question cards, divided into 4 color categories according to the degree of difficulty of each question. 5 green (very easy), 5 orange (easy), 5 brown (difficult) and 5 purple (very difficult).”
July 9, 2009 | 4 Comments
Designed by Angela Wang | Country: United States
Great work from graphic design major Angela Wang who is currently studying at Art Center College of Design.
July 8, 2009 | 5 Comments
Designed by Xue Xue Institute | Country: Taiwan
“For the Chinese, no festival can be more important than the Chinese New Year. And when it’s time for family reunions and late night fun, nothing can be more desirable than another round of snacks and a deck of good old playing cards!
This Chinese New Year, ECOH ECOH XUE, the Taiwanese canteen which proudly upholds its motto of “Simple Food, Home Cooking,” has come up with a beautiful gift set which blends traditional Chinese paper-cutting graphics with contemporary clean-cut packaging. The gift set includes 5 traditional Chinese snacks, which are all handmade and natural, and a deck of playing cards with exclusively-made paper-cut graphics.”
July 2, 2009 | 7 Comments
Designed by Base | Country: United States
“Base ‘lights up’ pot-ential through creative reuse.
Base, an award-winning international design firm, announces that its concept packaging design for marijuana cigarettes will be featured in the upcoming issue of PRINT Magazine, on newsstands in mid July.
The magazine’s design challenge was simple: “What would a pack of marijuana cigarettes look like after legalization?” In response, Base has come up with a clean and simple design strategy that recycles mass-produced everyday items popularly used by smokers to transport their secret stashes. The design proposal suggests that anything – from a film canister to an Altoids’ tin – once painted white and marked with the iconic five-blade leaf sticker could be transformed into packaging. The bold, black-and-white design frees the containers from their previous commercial branding.
June 29, 2009 | No Comments
Designed by Shine Advertising Co. | Country: United States
“Shine Advertising Co. in Madison, WI designed this flashlight box wrapper as a promotional piece for their agency. The look is a pretty sweet 1800’s ephemera inspired style and inside is a mini Maglite flashlight. We letterpress printed in four spot colors on Smart Genisis Husk 110lb C – 100% PCW. There are three tones of blue ink plus red ink.”
June 19, 2009 | No Comments
Designed by Chris Trivizas | Country: Greece
“HARTOBALOTOF ™ was inspired by the riots that took place in Athens on last December and are considered to be the worst of the last decades, after the death of 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos by the gunshot of a policeman.
June 16, 2009 | 3 Comments
Designed by Asprey Creative | Country: Australia
“The new Connoisseur brand is a bold and contemporary reinvention that gives it far broader appeal, greater longevity, and the flexibility to migrate to other categories. The packaging clearly brings consumers’ focus back to the product through distinctive and very brand-ownable product imagery. At the same time we have reinforced Connoisseur’s premium, market-leading positioning with an elegant and strikingly minimalist design.”