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Atelier LaDurance

July 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

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Designed by Stormhand | Country: The Netherlands

“Atelier LaDurance is a small scaled, independent French denim label that has the passionate drive to make top crafted products. It develops limited runs at a traditional atelier in the south of France.

The Atelier LaDurance comprehensive visual identity. Packaging, labeling and point of sale items are designed purely from a practical point and they display the kind of logical simplicity you are likely to find deeply rooted into the French aesthetic of every day.

Like the repairkit: an emergency capsule that has been put together to an autonom-ous design with only off-the-shelf metal components. Manually assembled, one by one and attached to all Atelier LaDurance denim products with a keyring. Containing a thimble, 2 buttons and a piece of lining and a piece denim cloth.”

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Divine Chocolate

July 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

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Designed by Williams Murray Hamm | Typography: Alison Carmichael | Country: United Kingdom

It is refreshing to see a fair trade product packaged as beautifully as this.

Joints Brand

July 2, 2009 | 7 Comments

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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.

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Student Work – Jessica White

July 2, 2009 | 3 Comments

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Designed by Jessica White | Country: United States

Jessica White is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, studying graphic and environmental design.

“Fresh Flowers: My goal was to create a sturdy and intriguing package for flowers and plants for easy transporting. The plastic wrap fresh flowers are placed in today don’t protect the plant’s fragility. It also doesn’t support a base in which you can easily travel it from one place to another, especially in your car! I choose to make the color palette black and white not only for simplicity but to allow the colors of the flower to pop!”

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Elk & Wolf Chardonnay

July 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

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Designed by SocialUK | Country: United Kingdom

“Packaging for unique, super chilled wine, presented in an aluminum bottle”.

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Willie’s Cacao

July 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Designed by Taxi Studio | Country: United Kingdom | Buy it

Taxi Studio recently picked up a 2009 Cannes Silver Lion for their lovely work on Willie’s Cacao.

“Willie’s 100% Chef’s Cacao Bar needed a little sweetening. We tied up the typography, introduced a Supreme brand identity and added the strapline ‘Grate on food, Great on food’ to communicate the product’s purpose.

Sales have increased significantly since the redesign; so has our award count. (Not to mention our waistlines.)

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Neil Ashmead GTS

June 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

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Designed by FULLER | Country: Australia

“FULLER recently completed Elderton’s Neil Ashmead GTS (Grand Tourer Shiraz), a tribute wine who’s packaging fittingly celebrates the life and loves of the late Neil Ashmead, a passionate South Australian wine man who had a lust for life and a love of fast cars.

Playing on Neil’s passions and reflecting his outgoing personality, the design pays homage to the Holden GTS – complete with go-fast stripes, shark gills and topped with a 6-speed gear stick.  A winner’s wreath neck-label completes the package.

A package that is unique and takes a risk – just like the man himself.”

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Root Organic Spirits

June 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

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Designed by Art in the Age | Country: United States

“At 80 proof, ROOT is unlike anything else on the market today and is the first true American liqueur since the Pre-Prohibition Era.

It is lively, and rose gold in color, this rustic spirit has a full, rich smoky flavor, inspired by an 18th century Pennsylvania folk recipe, which eventually evolved into Birch or Root Beer. The recipe stems from Root Tea, which goes back to the 1700s, when Native Americans taught the recipe to settlers. Over generations, Root Tea grew in potency, particularly in Pennsylvania, where the ingredients grew in abundance. During the Temperance Movement, a Philadelphia pharmacist removed the alcohol and ironically rechristened it Root Beer. This is our creation and interpretation of a genuine potent, Root Tea.

ROOT is a certified organic spirit made with North American herbs and pure cane sugar. All botanicals are painstakingly selected and tested for purity. Using all natural, organic ingredients, like anise, birch bark, cloves and cardamom, with hints of spearmint and citrus, the sugarcane based liquor is distilled in limited batches to ensure maximum quality.”

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Shine Flashlight

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

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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.”

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Trillium Absinthe

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

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Designed by Jared Milam & Lily Chow | Country: United States

“Trillium Absinthe is one of the first legally produced absinthe’s in the United States. Its another great spirit from Integrity Spirits in Portland Oregon.

The bottle has a distinct shape that communicates the elegance and ritual of absinthe. The botanicals used to make the absinthe are represented on the outside of the bottle in the label design. The bottle itself, is sealed with a wax cap. The layers of the design echo the complexity of the absinthe within.

Lily Chow, a close friend was designer. I was Art Director and QA throughout production. It took a long 6 months to go through government regulations. The bottle, and booze, are perfect.”

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