Inspiration Lab


Koskenkorva
January 22, 2010, 8:34 am
Filed under: Packaging, Typography | Tags: ,

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?



Best Package and Wrapping Graphics
December 7, 2009, 8:36 am
Filed under: Books, Packaging | Tags: ,

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.

Order on Amazon.



Evian by Jean Paul Gaultier
October 28, 2008, 8:24 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

Sorry for the lack of input yesterday, was on a minibreak to visit my sister in Luxembourg, came back with lots of good stuff though, like this new Evian bottle designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. Every year Evian does a special edition bottle and it’s always gorgeous, remember the one from last year by Christian Lacroix (below, below)? Unfortunately I have not been able to find very good pictures of the bottle, there are such lovely crystal details on it which doesn’t really show, even on Evian’s own press shots, but if you visit Evian you get a little film which sets the mood.



Absolut Brazil
July 25, 2008, 9:58 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Packaging | Tags: , ,

Absolut Vodka in Brazil had a competition running among 12 native artist to communicate the spirit of their country on the iconic bottle. The winners have been found but I am especially fond of these bottles by Nitrocorpz who wasn’t among them.

You should definitely visit the Absolut Brazil site to see all 12 pieces.



Happy F&B
June 24, 2008, 8:44 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging | Tags: , ,

Happy is a small agency in Sweden partially owned by Forsman & Bodenfors whom I have written about before. I just thought I’d share this wonderful example of packaging design for Storskogen water with you as they have just won bronze at Cannes Lions for it. Congrats!

Be Happy: http://www.happy.fb.se/



Farfar
January 21, 2008, 9:18 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: , ,

Although Farfar is probably best known for their digital work they also do other great stuff. For example these fantastic bottles.

See more on: http://www.farfar.se

farbillede-1.jpg

farbillede-3.jpg



Turnstyle Studio
January 17, 2008, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

Turnstyle made this design for Dry Soda Company. It’s very simple, fresh and minimalistic. At least I, would drink whatever is inside.

See more: http://www.turnstylestudio.com/

dry.jpg



Fred Water
January 17, 2008, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

I have not been able to locate the packaging designer of this product, who knows, might be Fred. This bottle is actually beautiful, which is a bit of a challenge for a waterbottle. It’s flat (like a boozebottle), frosted and very VERY clean and simple. Great design, won lots of awards.

fred2.jpg fred3.jpg

fredwater.jpg