So I kinda took the piss about the Valentine’s chocolates, but that was before I saw how deadly serious the Japanese are about the chocolate giving. Every respectful department store had cleared their bottom floor and filled it with high end chocolatiers. Mostly from Europe, even Danish Morten Heiberg was there. If I was a packaging designer I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven, as it was I just spent about an hour of each day in department stores looking at chocolates (luckily my boyfriend is a designer too, and quite patient with me!).
I was especially impressed with Pierre Marcolini and Debailleul, two quite different styles. I was also very impressed when I visitted Pierre Marcolini’s website upon arrival home. A fantastic example of how to present something in a delicious and aesthetic way. Also a great example that webcomposition doesn’t have to be all boxed up.
Visit Pierre Marcolini.
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