Eggnog is a special kind of beverage that comes around just once a year (and it’s very hard to come by here in SA). For that reason, we had to share this packaging that in its simplicity manages to bring to life the joy of eggnog, the sweetness of its taste and the special time of year it represents.
For more of the designer’s work, check out Marta Sobczak’s site here.
Epleslang is a Norwegian apple juice, handpicked from private gardens and locally produced in Oslo. With a big concern for social entrepreneurship, Epleslang employs people with disabilities to help produce their juice and even to package their products. The design, by Dinamo, allows anyone to wrap the bottle with the packaging and affix it with a sticker – very simple and very clever. The inside of this packaging then tells the story of Epleslang and what they stand for.
Great design, with great thinking for a great cause. This gets a 10/10.
To see more of Dinamo’s work, check out their website.
Classic print campaign here by JANDL for the Bratislava Zoo.
Super fun concept with great art direction. Who wouldn’t want a bunch of happy animals making you smile?
Edgeboard is a new cutting board with a specially designed lip on the one side that makes it easier to move what you’ve cut into another bowl or container.
When designing the logotype for this brand, Maud, an Australian design company, wanted to create something that brings to life the board itself. After much thought they came up with a logo that only works when it is wrapped around a corner – perfectly encapsulating the product itself.
We love simple, elegant thinking like this.
To see more of Maud’s design work – have a look at their website here.
Yanrong is an illustrator and designer who can currently be found in Singapore, but studied in Melbourne. We loved this work she did – taking seafood illustrations and reimagining them almost like traditional Japanese irezumi or tattoos. We can’t wait to see what other amazing images she conjures up!
You can see more of her work here.
A huge ‘well done’ to all our Loerie finalists this year! We’ll be holding thumbs! So proud!
Christopher Craig, hailing from Akron, Ohio, is an incredibly talented (and very patient) calligrapher and an absolute master at hand done typography. We’ve included some of his more expressive pieces here, but we encourage you to spend more time looking at his incredible work over here at his website.
We love a good gif. And without debating whether it should be pronounced with a hard ‘G’ or with a softer ‘J’ (we prefer gif, to jif – if anyone is asking) we love what is happening where GIFs themselves are becoming a new media channel for brands.
Fiat took it one step further here with a TV ad that was composed entirely of GIFs they created for online use. Not only are the GIFs fun, we love how irreverent it is to treat TV in this way. For a media channel that most people revere above almost anything, it’s very refreshing and entirely on-strategy to put forward an ad that is made just of GIFs.
More of this please!
Steven Laxton is an Australian photographer, who currently resides in New York. With a focus on portraiture, he does what all great photographers do – bringing someone’s personality out in just a moment’s worth of time. In this series, he followed a circus in El Salvador and photographed the performers in touching, intimate portraits that show the human behind the performer.
We’re suckers for great art direction. And when you put that together with great food shots, well that just makes us hungry. We love this new ad for Marks and Spencer Food, which can make even the most kitchen-averse among us feel the need to get creative with food.
Beautiful, beautiful art direction.