There is a lot of fun stuff happening in packaging design these days, but it’s not often that I see a design that manages to balance modern touches with something that feels traditional to a liquor bottle—yet it’s for artisanal vinegar. Nicely done.Visit the Link
Colorado is beer country. We’re spoiled here. But it’s not often that the design spoils us too. This work by Manual is fantastic. Collate has more great photos of the work and the Loveland Aleworks site has photography of their beautiful space.Visit the Link
Regardless of how you feel about Starbucks, you have to admit that they made a big step forward in their new, simplified branding approach. In fact, it’s really refreshing, especially in comparison with so many other established brands doing themselves huge disservices in their rebranding missteps lately. [cough] The Gap [cough]Visit the Link
I immediately fell in love with this concept. The designs themselves are good, but I’m more fascinated with the idea of this sparse, one-color silkscreened concept. It’s so different from anything else on the market today. The black is great for lighter beers and you could switch to a white or gold for dark beers. It makes me want to brand a beer company right now…Visit the Link
I learned about Invisible Creature years ago, when they were still Asterik Studios. I loved (and still love) the work they do for the music industry, but as times change, they’ve expanded their client work into other areas.
This project between Lego and Target is really cool. It’s a gift-card, with a free Lego set of Bullseye, Target’s mascot dog, backed by some beautiful illustration work by Invisible Creature.Visit the Link
There is a lot of excellent work on Sara Nicely’s site, but the packaging/brand design for The Flour Pot Bakery caught my eye, in particular. I love the hand-drawn typography and informal illustrative style.
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Absolutely brilliant packaging for Pansonic’s Note headphones by Scholz & Friends in Germany.Visit the Link
I was not aware that homemade tea was even a thing – but I love the idea. It’s both crafty and tasty.Visit the Link
My love affair with packaging design continues. These high-contrast Gauss Lamps designs are amazing—especially the sides that illustrate the bulb inside the package out of light particles.Visit the Link