• Designer: Ash Flint
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Nottingham, UK
    Packaging Content: Honey
    Packaging Material: Glass

    Colony takes inspiration from different cities the honey is harvested by using iconic buildings within the bee structure, forming a simple identity system for the various editions. Colony is aimed at people who want to experience the benefits of global, urban honey.

    What's Unique?
    Colony is a unique design to the honey product market with a clear idea and destinctive editions in the range which are featured throughout the advertisement.


  • Designers: Bogdan Novakovic & Milan Karisik
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Serbia & Italy
    Packaging Contents: Perfume
    Packaging Materials: Metal, glass, plastic, leather

    The concept “Dune” derives from the idea inspired by the eastern cultures to offer a unique “oriental” experience. As a restless, an elegant but also very symbolic and mystic, dune represents an organic form whose curves make the whole line of products with the main character in this oasis – the perfume. It combines shapes of nature, giving a final glamour look and making it as a subject of a desire that reminds on the stories from The Arabian Nights. While exploring the environment of the desert, we went even further in very symbolic manner of the product line. Every element is unique for itself and for every element has been paid attention to details, details that present the game between sculpture and design, as both modern and traditional. Similar to the first concept of the “Art of Zepter”, Dune line completes the pallet of products such as fragrance, make-up and skin care, forming a new set of “stories to be narrated”.


  • Designer: Maksim Arbuzov
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Barboza
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Packaging Content: T-shirts
    Packaging Material: Cardboard

    Since the first days Barboza uses carbon-neutral DHL GoGreen shipping. Now this approach is complemented by the sustainable cardboard. In the next few months Barboza will gradually banish all the PVC-based materials and replace it with sustainable, skin-friendly packaging.

    Made from a combination of sustainable materials, the box is completely recyclable. The print is made with water-based paint and the adhesive is a glue based on potato starch. The pure vegetable base provides not only a health-friendly packaging alternative to PVC bags, but also ensures a sustainable disposal as wastepaper.


  • Designer: Maria Aksyuta
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Apteka A5
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Packaging Content: Cosmetics

    Even the latest development in skin care can not provide you with desirable result if one using them wrongly or without considering a skin type.

    Thanks to a Mediprima the perfect skin now is a reality.

    The effective secret lays in two main factors:
    • First of all it's a unique formula based on an innovative technologies
    • Second is a specially designed programs for different types of skin
    Now skin care program could be written without beauty consultant, because when we were creating Mediaprima cosmetics we have thought everything through:
    • 1. define your skin type and look for a relevant colour code on a package
    • 2. create your own program according to stages from 1 to 5
    • 3. look for an info about frequency of use and basic recommendations on a pack

  • Agency: Safari Sundays
    Client: Carlsberg
    CEO & CCO: Damon Gorrie
    Creative Director: Adam Walko
    Managing Director: Cynthia Davies
    Senior Designer: Matthew Smiroldo
    Location: New York, USA

    Safari’s intent was to create a visual system beyond the packaging that would become a signpost for the most unforgettable nighttime experiences, curated by the Carlsberg brand. The name of the sub-brand and the bold graphic label were inspired by a special hop in the beer called ‘polaris’, which also means ‘north star.” The design and branding are meant to evoke intrigue and guide beer drinkers in pursuit of the best a night can offer.

  • Agency: KOOR Packaging design
    Creative Director: Hanna Sõrmus
    Designer: Hanna Sõrmus
    Awards: Golden egg 2014, Estonia, shortlist in illustration category, ADCE 2014, Estonia, packaging design gold
    Project type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Kalev Chocolate factory
    Location: Tallinn, Estonia

    Ethno-inspired chocolate bars to support the continuation of the folk traditions in Estonia ( XXVI song and XIX dance festival).


  • Agency: Nueve Estudio
    Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Location: Valencia, Spain

    Creation of brand identity and packaging for a new restaurant chain bearing the legendary footballer's name. The whole project should evoke the atmosphere of Argentinian La Boca quarter, where bright colours and a mixture of different fonts prevail.

  • Student projects are always amazing to look at, they are always full of creativity as they are not bounded by any restrictions. Many readers have been telling us how they get so much inspirations by looking at our student projects postings. For the past few weeks, we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of submissions from the visual communication design students of Hoseo University in Seoul, South Korea. We were also equally amazed by the quality of work these students created. Warning: Please be prepared, there will be lots of scrolling to do.


  • Designer: Anne Varekamp
    Project Type: Self Promotion
    Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
    Packaging Content: Jewelry
    Packaging Materials: Wood

    Words from the Heart is a jewellery collection that centres around the power of words. Each bracelet carries a personal message. The words go with you wherever you go. As an inspiration, as a memory.

    WFTH: jewellery with a personal message. Have a unique WFTH-bracelet made with a text of your own choice: an inspiring quote, your favourite lyrics, the name of a loved one. Anything is possible. Is there something you would like to tell someone? A WFTH-bracelet is the perfect way to let someone know how special they are to you. An original and personal gift. A WFTH-bracelet comes in a beautifully designed wooden gift box.


  • Designer: Halvin Winata
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Indonesia
    Packaging Contents: Green tea, chrysanthemum tea
    Packaging Material: Paper

    There are two types of tea is green tea and chrysanthemum tea is to give different consumer different tastes.Pyramid shape resembles a used tea bag, tea bag using a pyramid shape better because in the process of brewing tea.The green color used in green tea and white used in chrysanthemum tea ,aimed for consumers can identify differences in the content of tea .Tea tags in the design so that the consumer can write a message and attached to the cup lips.Packaging is come with a tray that can hold both parts in order to stay in position, so that the packaging can be used directly into the storage container.The material used is Via Felt 298 gsm, there is a unique texture that helps in the grip. A cup of Prefer tea is very suitable as a small gift of some encouragement and refreshment for you working partner,friend,and family member.


  • Designer: Chin I Lee
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Academy of Art University
    Course: Package Design 2
    Instructor: Gina Chang
    Brand: Tartine Bakery
    Location: San Francisco, United States

    Brief
    This project is a collaboration with the company, a design for new cookie package. Tartine Bakery is an artisanal bakery that specializes in bread and pastry featuring inventive flavor and texture combinations in San Francisco. Tartine always keeps the highest quality which reflects the sense of human made baked goods.

    Approach
    After researching this company, I found Tartine Bakery has a local reputation for delicious baked goods made with organic flour and local eggs. So, I designed a series of square paper boxes with signature color for each flavor, and a cylindrical can jar for mixed flavors. When a series of square paper boxes sit side-by-side people will see the word “Legendary” which signifies Tartine's illustrious history in San Francisco.


  • Agency: Javier Garduño Estudio De Diseño
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Quesería La Antigua De Fuentesaúco
    Location: Zamora, Spain
    Packaging Contents: Craft Beer

    Packaging design for the new product of Quesería La Antigua of Fuentesaúco, craft beer to pair with their cheeses. A 75cl bottle with a label of waterproof paper that is inserted through the neck of the bottle and closes back with sealing and company stamp. An original idea as always surprised in his presentation.



  • Agency: bsent resence
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Packaging Contents: Organic juices and smoothies

    Packaging design made for manufacturer of organic juices and smoothies reveals the very idea of raw material. RAW Fruits product line includes a number of cold pressed juices packed as fruits. Authentic wooden crate pallet deepens the impression.

  • Designer: Marissa Lim
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: The One Academy of Communication Design
    Course: Advertising & Graphic Design
    Tutor: Ms. Poh Li
    Location: Selangor, Malaysia
    Packaging Content: Scissors
    Packaging Material: Kraft paper

    Petite & Precise is a fictional craft scissors brand that positions themselves for delicate and precise cutting.

    The packaging is created with a delicate paper-cut butterfly to show it’s functionality. The butterfly in the front panel is a symbol of creativity, freedom, growth & transformation. These are important elements in art & crafts.

    The packaging was fully cut and assembled by hand using craft paper hence it's fully recyclable. Craft paper is also high in elasticity and has high tear resistance making it very durable. Besides, the packaging is re-purpose-able into a DIY lamp shade and there’s a light bulb included in the packaging.


  • Designer: Axel Lindmarker
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Academy of Art
    Course: Packaging 1
    Tutor: Kathrin Blatter
    Location: San Francisco, USA
    Packaging Contents: Golf balls, glove, and tees
    Packaging Material: Paper

    For our Packaging class we were asked to create a new line of packaging for any sports brand. My choice fell upon Wilson after reading their 100-year timeline. It featured a lot of great ads from their past, while outlining the history of the brand. It felt like something exciting to work with.

    Wilson is one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world and their capital W is recognized worldwide. I spent quite some time trying to figure out a way to package all the products in a new way while keeping the visible. The solution for the golf balls became a W-shape on the side. This shape was then translated into a pattern. The main label for Wilson once more features the W-shape as a crown. Indicating that they are the king of golf.


  • Designers: Maria Duriana Rodríguez and Cristina Maldonado
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Elisava
    Course: Structural Packaging
    Tutor: Alex Pirard and Llavador Pau
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Packaging Content: Organic juice

    The main idea of this design is to transmit the high quality of a 100% organic juice directed to a target of health conscious people. Conceptually "the juice is so organic, the fruit is plucked from the tree to your mouth". The combination of naming, industrial design, and graphic design was the key to develop this packaging. The tree was the principal inspiration for the project giving birth to the name YÖY, which means tree in the indigenous lenguage Pemon. The design of the bottle consist in small edges or vertebrae that simulate the roots of a tree and combined with the label design it evokes nature with an attractive look.


  • Agency: Francis Ford Coppola
    Designed by Marc Schwarzberg and Francis Coppola Design Team
    Location: Napa, United States
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work

    "Winemaking and filmmaking are two great art forms that are very important in the development of California. They both start with raw ingredients—in the case of wine, the land and the grapes, and in the case of film, the script and the actors’ performances. The winemaker takes these raw materials and ferments and blends. He says yes to one batch, no to another. The director does the same thing: a series of yeses and nos, from casting and costuming to edits and sound mixes. In both cases you have to start with top notch raw materials— whether it’s the land or a script.”- Francis Ford Coppola


  • Designers: Sean O'Connor & Olivia Cody
    Photography: Alex Norton
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Massachusetts College of Art & Design
    Location: Boston, MA, USA
    Packaging Contents: Hand-pies & seasoning mix spice packets

    PieHvb is a fictional restaurant & food truck started by two former astronauts who had a mirage while on the moon that they saw a pie off in the distance. PieHvb’s main point of sale is their hand-pies made “for the wonderers and wanderers” as well as a variety of their seasoning mixes which can be used for baking by those who are adventurous enough to make their own pies.

    PieHvb is stark, sleek, refined, and unique. It’s branding is heavily inspired by geometry, space, crystals, and a sense of curiosity. PieHvb offers an exquisite experience to eat gourmet food with a twist, based on its own interpretation of select dishes. It is higher-end than most fast food establishments but not unaffordable, which can be seen throughout the packaging design.

    Almost every aspect of the packaging is centered around the unique shape/form of the pies. Through extensive user testing and revisions, we found that it made sense to design a custom dieline for the take-out bags that would be a hybrid of a McDonalds paper bag, a slim burrito bag, and a more high-end fashion clothing store bag. The scored edges on the final dieline make it easy to hold, easy to pop open, and easy to shut closed. The seasoning mix packaging is also heavily influenced by the form of the hand-pies. It implements a perforated tear opening on the top to help further echo the form's shape, as well as a flattened base if it is going to be sold on a shelf rather than on hung on a rack. Both packaging solutions have a sense of weightlessness through their verticality and tapered edges that compliment the imagery that is paired with them throughout the branding system.

    What's Unique?
    PieHvb's custom dielines for their take-out bags not only echo the unique form of the hand-pies within, but also utilize scored edges to make it easy to shut closed when on the go.