• Creative Agency: Phoenix, the Creative Studio
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Packaging Content: DIY Jewelry
    Location: Canada

    The Bijou Factory offers a range of DIY self-made jewelry kits. Based on the belief that DIY and premium quality go well together, The Bijou Factory showcases a fine product that is easy to make.

    We imagined a custom box, which breaks the classic codes of the jewel case, by adding a window that shows the centrepiece of the product. We conceived a fresh, colourful and soft packaging that matches the jewelry as well as the target customers. The shapes appearing on the box are reminiscent of handmade work and reminds us of the different pieces of the jewelry.

    In order to support the DIY aspect of the brand, we have created labels that directly include the buyer in the experience: a jewel "made by you". The smiley face that is created by the letters "i" and "j" of the logo also evokes this pleasing and reassuring aspect. Finally, the friendly tone used on the boxes reminds you that making your own jewel is "as easy as taking a selfie" or "walking in high heels".

  • Creative Agency: Frestonia
    Creative Director: Roberto Quiñones
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Grupo Valdecuevas
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    Packaging Contents: Olive Oil
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Sleeve, Canister

    Inspired by the exploits of General Joaquín Blake, founder of the Spanish Army, this original packaging represents military clothing. It is a tribute to the battle of El Moclín , fought on the fields where olive trees grow now with this exclusive oil is produced . A Castilian wasteland where peace fills the air. A peace marred in 1808 by that battle, which was settled with the defeat of the Spanish Army. Right now, it is strange to imagine troops on these same lands.

  • Creative Agency: Panama
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: DOC Spirits
    Location: Torino, Italy
    Packaging Contents: Spirits
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Bottles

    Doctor Boris was from Ural Mountains, Russia. He became major national scientist by serving the Zar as supreme alchemist and master-distiller. Doctor Blake and Doctor Bjørn have been academic rivals all through their life. The first has conducted experiments on the impact of cocktails on happiness in London; the latter spent his career investigating bonds between alcohol and metaphysics for the Sweden Spirits Department.

    The Italian DOC brand collected their final recipes, faintly whispered as testaments on their last days. The bottles present the ultimate results of their researches, as well as reflecting their deep knowledge and personalities. In spite of variance of national cultures and scientific backgrounds, the spirits share the same humanitarian essence. They are all conceived as curative liquors for humans in pain. All of them distilled with science.

  • Creative Agency: Agência BUD
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Brazil
    Packaging Contents: Coffee
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic

    Modern language to unite classic themes. Clear definitions, striking colors and strong visual. These were the concepts used to create this project.

  • Creative Agency: Break Design
    Art Director: Simona Baldo
    Account Director: Giorgio Garavaglia
    Key Account: Olga Manoilenko
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: KDV Group
    Location: Milan, Italy
    Packaging Contents: Snack

    Part of the KDV group, Kirieshki is one of the most well-known croutons brand on the Russian market. It is mostly aimed at a target audience of young consumers and snack lovers. Over the years, the Kirieshki’s portfolio has significantly expanded. However, it did so in a fragmented way and now every line has its own identity. This lack of harmony affects the brand’s impact on the shelves and undermines the consumer’s confidence in it.

    Communication Objectives
    A new packaging system needs to unify the brand message across every line. The design structure will have to leave room for future development, maximise shelf impact and appeal to the target audience, being dynamic, modern and simple (standing out in an otherwise coloured and flashy competitive scenario).

    Creative Solution
    A first change was made on the logo, which was simplified and purged of its twirls and crown. In the upper part of the pack are all the elements that mostly characterize the new system, such as the K of Kirieshki: a simple, recognizable sign that gives a lot of impact on the shelves. It is capped by a crown (previously on the logo), and followed by the new pay off “The King of Croutons” supported by the fact that the brand accompanied the debut of this type of product on the Russian market. The top black band is consistent throughout every line (except for the light version where it is coloured). On the lower part of the pack, two clear images show the croutons and their flavour. Below them, two dedicated labels mention the product pluses (made from fresh bread and then oven dried).

  • Designer: Balázs Kétyi
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Budapest Metropolitan University
    Course: Graphic Design MA
    Tutor: Andrea Brittnek
    Location: Budapest, Hungary
    Packaging Contents: Soap
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
    Printing Process: Digital printing

    Premium soap packaging, using vectorized soap patterns. The little pictograms on the side of the boxes tells us, what kind of soap do we find inside the package.

  • Designer: Nadia Rivelles
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Location: Austria
    Packaging Contents: Natural Cosmetics
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Wood Plastic
    Printing Process: Pad Printing

    Inside, outside nature. rivelles is an Austrian brand that stands for 100% natural ingredients from the highest quality, almost all the ingredients are certified organic and there are no artificial additives. The products are produced in Austria and carefully packed in packages made in Europe. The packaging is designed using natural ingredients. All the rivelles products are vegan and the plastic packagings are made from plastic made of waste from the wood industry. The wood was chosen so that it would reflect the natural elements of the product.

  • Creative Agency: Atelier Nese Nogay
    Concept Photography: Eylül Ezik
    Concept Styling: Tarık Gül
    Product Photography: Fevzi Ondu
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Alegria
    Location: Istanbul, Turkey
    Packaging Contents: Perfume
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
    Printing Process: Gold & black foil stamping + offset printing

    Alegria is a boutique and a new perfume brand produced in İstanbul. We were asked that the brand reflects the concepts such as the sacred geometry and the flower of life.

    While creating the brand, our keywords were luminous, sophisticated, infinite, joy and magical. We started the journey with the motto of “a new luxury full of joy and a dash of magic.”

    Alegria XVII is planned to be the first perfume of the series. We used gold emboss and grenadine red, which is the main ingredient of XVII. Other perfumes of the series will be designed accordingly.

  • Designer: Yi-ting Lin
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Original Care Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
    Packaging Contents: Mask, Skin care, Beauty
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Aluminium
    Printing Process: Planographic printing, Foil stamping

    OriginalCare cherishes the grace given by nature and insists on the extraction of raw materials from pure high quality natural plants. So we will be raw materials to be totem, interspersed in the packaging; efficacy also with their own icons, and then used to distinguish between different colors, showing the brand given to the skin without burden and do not hurt the spirit of the Earth's environment.

  • Designer: Rafaella Castagnola
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Pratt Institute
    Course: Packaging
    Tutor: Matthew Strong
    Location: United States
    Packaging Contents: Light bulb
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Recyclable cardboard
    Printing Process: Digital printing

    An ECO-friendly light bulb packaging designed for General Electric's LED soft white light bulb. It was made out of one single strip of recyclable cardboard that offers protection while still displaying the bulb. The design takes into consideration the cost, ink use, materials and environmental impact of the production process.

    What's Unique?
    The triangular shape and sharp edges of the packaging create contrast against the curved shapes of the light bulb.

  • Designer: Matt Erickson
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Hidden Fortress Coffee Roasters
    Location: United States
    Packaging Contents: Coffee
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Can
    Printing Process: Offset, Foil Stamp

    Hidden Fortress Coffee is a farm turned coffee roastery based in the hills above the Pajaro Valley in California. They promote sustainable and responsible practices, roasting 100% organic & small farm produced coffees entirely with solar powered equipment and packaging it in biodegradable bags. Nestled in the hills, Hidden Fortress micro-farm is essentially a hidden fortress. The brand took some influence from the classic Japanese film, "Hidden Fortress" from which the roastery derived its name. The coffee plant is also referenced throughout, expressing the brand's connection with the earth and the environment. A premium and environmentally conscious product needed to be portrayed as such, so a dynamic brand was developed to accommodate a deeper meaning and spread their message on a larger scale.

  • Creative Agency: PROUDdesign
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: NADA
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Packaging Contents: Freezedried Fruits
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Aluminum & Plastic Pouch
    Printing Process: Copper Gravure Printing

    Taco Schepers, the founder of NADA, has always demonstrated a passion for healthy and tasty food. Something he gets very enthusiastic and happy about. Over the years he became more and more amazed by the amount of natural and unnatural additives in most food products.

    During his sabbatical in 2014 he dug deep into this matter and decided to change this. When he tasted his first freeze-dried strawberry in 2015 he was sold. An amazing taste sensation, a crispy bite en healthy as well! He was so impressed by the products he decided to make it his business.

    As a new brand we did not wanted to be associated with the current traditional ‘dark green’ health products. They are often very boring thanks to their rational approach. We wanted the enthusiasm of ‘light green’ consumers. Who do not eat organic all the time but do integrate this in a modern and active lifestyle. For whom enjoyment of pure taste is a very important condition. They eat healthy as a lifestyle.

  • Creative Agency: Squad Ink
    Artwork Horisumi: Kian Forreal
    Photography: Nikki To & Lucas Peng
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Archie Rose
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    Packaging Contents: Gin
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Silk
    Printing Process: Digital and Gold Foil

    Introducing the Archie Rose X Horisumi limited release rare gin series, a collaboration between Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Horisumi, which celebrates the four Japanese seasons.

    The first in the series, Autumn, tells the story of the Kiku flower and the autumn gift of the fallen maple leaf. Meanwhile, the strong Koi fish makes its way upstream to evolve into the form of a mystical dragon, all captured in Horisumi’s Irezumi tattoo style.

    Squad Ink worked with both the artist himself and the Sydney-based distillery to create packaging that was a true reflection of the individual crafts people who created this rare product and the partnership that formed this unique collaboration.

    "We have a huge amount of respect for Horisumi (Kian Forreal) as an artist, so collaborating with such a talent was an inspiring experience.

    The initial stages of the process were very organic; Kian would share his vision for the artworks, with sketches representative of Japanese mystical folklore and the changing seasons. Our job was to ensure that the artworks had strong impact on pack as well as clear differentiation between each season. This started off as looser composition sketches with colour references from Kian, which we would mockup and then adjust until we were all happy with the result. Then the final colour render process began, which was incredibly time consuming for Horisumi ¬– from start to finish this process alone took around 50 hours across all labels.”

    On the liquid front, the team at Archie Rose have really stepped up the botanical line-up with a complex and savoury gin; red miso, sesame seed and sansho pepper all create a nutty, nuanced spirit that reflects the transitional tones of Autumn.

    The first 200 lucky buyers received their bottle wrapped in a traditional Japanese Furoshiki style wrap. If you missed out, you’ll have to wait until the next release, Winter, so stay tuned – there’s a whole year of seasons to come.

  • Concept Creators: VBAT & Heineken Design
    Design Director: Erik Wadman
    Brand Director: Elseline Ploem
    Senior Designer: Peter Eisen
    Designer: Stephane Castets
    Account: Kim Hogenbirk & Marisca Wood
    Model Maker: NPK
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Heineken International
    Location: The Netherlands
    Packaging Contents: Beer
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass
    Printing Process: Gravure

    To reduce Heineken’s carbon footprint it would in many cases be best to switch from one-way to returnable / refillable bottles. But, returnable bottles are seen as less premium, they scuff, get damaged and consumers perceive them less appealing.

    The brief was to design a bottle that changes the paradigm that returnable bottles are less attractive: Develop a returnable bottle that becomes more attractive with ageing.

    Bring the beauty of age and authenticity to life in 2 dimensions:
    1)The physical bottle should become more beautiful and attractive the older it gets; the scuffing should add value to the design.

    2)Connect each individual bottle through a simple etched unique code to the internet of things. Enable consumers to see online where the bottle has been, what it has experienced. And enable them to upload their own message in a bottle for the next user.

    The returnable bottle is re-named to get rid of the backward looking old fashioned idea of returnable bottles. It’s called the FOBO; forwardable bottle.

    The shape is completely new for a beer bottle, without placing it in another category; it’s still lager beer, and not water, juice or olive oil.

    The hero is not a label, but the large embossing. And the embossing will start to get scuffed over time. The more it scuffs, the whiter it becomes, the more it will stand out, the more attractive it gets.

    What's Unique?
    In the white screenprinted area each bottle has a unique etched code. Via fobo.fr consumers can see where that particular bottle has been, what it experienced, which special cool night, or which surprising encounters it witnessed. And you can add your own message to forward to the next consumer, as a chapter of the connected story chains.

    The more each FOBO is being forwarded, the more legendary it becomes.

    Over time all FOBOs will be connected chains of true consumer stories. Over time all FOBOs look unique and authentic. And, over time, all FOBOs reduced Heinekens carbon footprint significantly.

  • Designer: Jaskiran Kaur
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Dawson College
    Course: Technical Production for Print
    Tutor: Luc Parent
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Packaging Contents: Collectors Box

    A limited edition box designed for Alexander Wang in celebration of his 10th anniversary. It contains two books one about is life and another containing his capsule items. It also contains a cd and a limited edition black scarf. The main focus of this project is his elements of design and minimalistic approach.

  • Creative Agency: Fiala & Sebek
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Bohemia Sekt
    Location: Czech Republic
    Packaging Contents: Champagne
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass bottle
    Printing Process: Foil stamping

    CHARLES IV. 700 YEARS - limited edition
    To celebrate 700 years of the birth of Charles IV., the most important Czech emperor, Bohemia Sekt has prepared a limited edition of 700 exclusive bottles of sparkling wine bearing the name of this great monarch.

    Sparkling wine has been made by traditional method exclusively from Pinot Blanc, because the basis for the cultivation of this variety of wine in the Czech Republic laid by Charles IV.

  • Designer: Masoud Rostami
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Etminan Company
    Location: Qom, Iran
    Packaging Contents: Ice Cream
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic
    Printing Process: Flexography

    The project is a redesign of old packing brand. The idea of the design of the packaging product is designed based on better visibility. Image composition and graphic elements in this package has a certain scene.

  • Designer: Tj Vining
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Texas Tech University
    Course: Creative Typography
    Tutor: Richelle Westfall
    Location: Lubbock, Texas, USA
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
    Printing Process: Digital Printing

    This is a small type specimen book I designed while at Texas Tech University. I took three typefaces (Proxima Nova, Museo Slab, & Brim) and presented them individually to show off their anatomy and how their font families work as a system. Each section of the book presents a new typeface with all of its weights, sizes, and glyphs. At the end of each section, I wrote a description for each typeface, making sure to keep the copy whimsical and light-hearted.

  • Creative Agency: mousegraphics
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Athens, Greece
    Packaging Contents: Tea

    The Brief:
    "We launch a new tea drink and we want the packaging and related identity"

    The Target Consumer:
    Chinese market as well as international consumers

    The Design:
    Tea drinks constitute a highly competitive market in China. Our client briefed us with a product name that became our basic identity vehicle : "Not Simple Tea".

    We created a code out of ordinary shapes that directly and efficiently translate this name in visuals: X for "Not", the universal shape of the circle for "Simple" and the semi-circular shape of a pot for "Tea".

    The product, available in green tea and oolong tea flavors, is strongly identified in two colors and 3 languages, (the Chinese, the English and the visual). The brand identity is identified with this process of translation in a dynamic way and design is affirmed as an exercise in communication.

  • Creative Agency: Dessein
    Directors: Geoff Bickford, Tracy Kenworthy
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Poach Pear
    Location: Perth, Western Australia
    Packaging Contents: Pate, Rillettes, Terrines, Condiments
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
    Printing Process: Flexography

    Poach Pear is an artisan producer of hand-made charcuteries including pates, terrines and rillettes. Their reputation for creating beautiful food in small batches to ensure premium quality is matched only by their passion for sharing them. Revitalizing the brand’s shelf presence with a refreshed range of packaging conveying their artisan qualities and reiterating the brand called for a unique packaging solution.

    Sold in reusable glass jars has proven the best way to present and preserve the pates & rillettes, and while a string and swing-tag solution around the lid of the jar was initially successful, Poach Pear felt it didn’t represent the brand qualities and traditional French methods of how they are made. The terrines were packed in vacuum-sealed packs, labeled with a sticker and displayed horizontally - meaning they weren’t necessarily able to be displayed alongside the jars of pate and rillettes.

  • Graphic design, art direction: kissmiklos
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Erzsébet Alehouse
    Manufacturer: Karl Micro Brewery
    Location: Kaposvár / Hungary
    Packaging Contents: Beer
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, glass
    Printing Process: Digital printing

    This is a special craft beer series in packs which is purchasable only in Erzsébet Alehouse in Kaposvár. The owners of the alehouse would have liked to create some beer labels about their favourite basketball players who played or are currently playing in the basketball team of Kaposvar.

    The project resulted in three colourful labels with the players' simplified portraits whose eyes are replaced by their jersey numbers.

  • Creative Agency: MYNK
    Designer Marlon Trovão
    Project Type: Concept
    Location: Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
    Packaging Contents: Vodka
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass

    The line of development of the conceptual form, being a proposal for a participation of a work. Thus, we developed the project structured in a young, modern and focused communication in a high class present in events. We work a labeling 360, where we apply all communication not concept of name, patch to the dynamism that as lines to us, the movement of the lines accompany the level of drink ingested, the greater the amount of drink consumed, the more destabilized as lines.

  • Creative Agency: Dow Design Ltd
    Creative Director: Donna McCort
    Senior Designer: Leonie Whyte
    Account Director: Rebecca Hamer
    Account Manager: Michael Statham
    Production: Carl Dixon, Ben Dean, Jamie Pettigrew
    Photography: Kieran Scott
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: First Light Ltd
    Location: New Zealand
    Packaging Contents: Meat
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper & Plastic
    Printing Process: Offset and Foil Stamping

    Grass roots.
    The roots of this grass-fed meat business is what inspired us to create a very individual, organic and bold identity for them. They are a small cooperative of inventive farmers and rule-breaking meat men, determined to find a better way to get better quality meat to market - global markets that is - with the profits going to those doing the hard work in the field. And that’s pretty much why we ended up with an expressive signature for their logo. It stands for the people of this brand - their personal accountability all the way from the hands-on, humane farming of some very individual animals, to the end user’s experience of their product; and to the creativity that seeded a new way, a better way for taste, for people, for animals and for business. That’s the marrow of a truly beautiful meat.

  • Creative Agency: Dow Design Ltd
    Creative Director: Donna McCort
    Designer: Jeannie Burnside
    Photographer: Jamie Pettigrew
    Collaborator: Jessica Mentis (Jellyologist at Mentis Studios)
    Project Type: Self Promotion/Christmas Gift
    Client: Dow Design Ltd
    Location: New Zealand
    Packaging Contents: Alcohol, Jelly
    Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, glass, plastic, paper
    Printing Process: Digital Printing, foil stamping

    Wibble wobble.
    It was a heady concoction to celebrate the end of 2016 in style, with room yet for a few trips and falls and laughs along the way: Take the brilliance of one of Auckland’s hottest new business talents, the jellyologist, and our desire to share with our clients the joys of creativity and toast another great year together. Result: One gourmet jelly kit for our clients to get jiggy wid. And the merrily dancing christmas tree-shaped morsels, full-tilt with cucumber, mint, elderflower, gin - plus candied basil leaves of course- were indisputably wow. Happy wid that!