If you had a bit of a boozer over the weekend than this post might make you feel a little nauseous but I just have to show you the UK studio Stranger and Stranger. They’ve found a niche for themselves in making packaging design for alcohol and they do it very well. Just look at the samples below. I fell totally in love with their work for Kraken Rum.
See more: http://www.strangerandstranger.com
I’m gonna do a follow up on last friday’s post on vodka bottles. During my research I found so many lovely booze bottles so I figured I might as well do another, this time it’s top of the pops in the gin department.
You needn’t worry, I haven’t developed a drinking habit from teaching unruly youngsters. But in honour of my new students I’ll do a vodka theme today, after all it is friday and I bet they’ll be celebrating their first week here. But guys, please do so in style! So choose from selected approved bottles below…ohh and if you’re not past the legal drinking age I must insist that you leave my blog this instant!
It’s gonna be one more Swedish drink today and I just love the name of this one. It comes in two varieties blueberry and “lingon” (red berry, someone Swedish help me out, what is lingon in English?). I just love the simple type on the bottle, no fuss. But immaculate placing and contrast. Yummy!
Took a hop across the waters to Sweden last week and had a lovely day in Malmö eating kanelbullar (traditional Swedish cinnamon rolls) and shopping for home decor stuff. I also managed to find a few Inspiration Lab worthy items. One of them is water from Malmberg. I really love how simple it is but how the colourscale really liven it up. The design is done by Swedish studio, Below the Clouds, who has also done lots of other interesting stuff.
See more: http://www.belowtheclouds.com
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
Ok, truth be told being an associate professor at a design school doesn’t exactly afford me to stay in a fancy hotel like the Park Hyatt in Tokyo. But I was able to go to the Conran Shop near Tokyo Station and have a glance at what the rich people nibble on in their expensive suites. Because Park Hyatt even has their own line of delicacy products. I love the simplicity of the design, but it does bug me a little that they didn’t follow their concept with strict precission. Why is the label horisontal on some things and vertical on others? Having said that the juice bottle in the hamper was absolutely gorgeous with a thin band running up the thin triangular bottle.
So, while you’re reading this I’m probably totally jetlagged and on a shopping spree in Shibuya. Later I might go for a bit of food and gulp down a bit of sake, will most likely apreciate the bottle design more than the actual drink. Just look at these little numbers.
OK wrapping up my Finnish week with the iconic Finnish drink Koskenkorva. You can’t visit Finland without tasting this stuff, preferably in combo with sauna. Had a few of both. Of course being a complete nerd I couldn’t help but notice the really beautiful typography on the bottle. Isn’t that font just wonderful?
If you love packaging as much as I do then here’s a great Christmas wish. I am definitely hoping that this book will be under my tree this year, it is just brimming with amazing work from all over the world.
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