If you can make building materials look attractive then you’re pretty good right? So have a look at Australian agency War Design. You might know them from their work on Logan Wine and 12 Inches which have both won them numerous awards. But they have also done lots of other great work.
See more: http://www.wardesign.com.au
Filed under: Packaging
Just have to show you one more winner from ED Awards which is done by Danish agency Designbolaget. They did such a lovely line of packaging Moshi Moshi Mind. I really love the simple canisters and pattern.
See more: http://www.designbolaget.dk
If you don’t already know the ED Awards then you should definitely check it out and send in your work next time. It is a really good design competition with jury members from all the good design magazines. The annual ED Awards Festival takes place in may but you can also check out last year’s winners.
One of them is Swiss designer Andreas Caminada who won gold in the packaging category for these yummy condiment jars.
See more: http://www.remocaminada.com
With a really busy week don’t you just crave a good cup of coffee? And wouldn’t it be nice if the cups looked nice too? Then have a look at I am Boey’s selection of coffeecups. Yes, he draws on cups, that’s what he does. I think a cool coffee shop would be wise to hire him for a line of custom cups. After all, he knows the media!
See more on his Flickr account.
Laying low having the flu! Is getting so fed up with all the hot drinks but I did stumble upon tea company Samova in the process. This stuff I’d drink! The type work on the refil bags is really great and the delicate details on the boxes work really well too.
OK I’m on a bit of a packaging roll but good stuff is just keep popping up around me. On a stroll around my neighbourhood I came across a line of hairproducts from Australian hairstylist Kevin Murphy in a hairdresser’s window. I really love the simplicity of the design but I am especially fond of the way the format on the bottles work. When they stand next to each other they almost form a little puzzle. The colours and the embossed letter also work really well.
See more: http://www.kevinmurphy.com.au
After all my Japan posts I got a great tip to check out Designer Taku Satoh and his studio (THANKS!!). They do a lot of packaging and it’s really lovely work. Quite a modern approach to packaging but also a respect for Japanese tradition and materials. A perfect mix!
See more: http://www.tsdo.jp/
No. 57 is a range of really lovely tea. The reason I am featuring it is however (of course!) for the packaging. I really love the simple white boxes with the small delicate illustrations contrastfully placed at the bottom.
See more: http://www.the57.net (really annoying website though!)
When I came across Serbian designer Peter Gregson I was overjoyed. I have seen so much of his work without knowing who did it and it’s always so nice to be able put a name on great work. I really love his handletterings and I think it’s so great how he approaches very different design diciplines, like packaging and editorial, with the same courage.
See more: http://www.petergregson.com/blog/
Filed under: Packaging
My last Japan post will have to be all the packaging I carried back. The cashiers at the various supermarkets did noticably wonder a little bit about the strange selection of goods I was buying. Quite understandable, I’m not sure when I’d actually NEED to buy only a bag of potato starch and a carton of sake, but oh well. I did feel kinda disrespectful throwing out the quite gross curry dish from the yellow packages and emptying the milk and sake in the zink at the hotel. But I was balancing dangerously with overweight luggage so every ounce counted.