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NORR – Packaging

This work by Slava Vovk for Swedish seafood brand NORR shows us all how design can change the way you see a category of products. When you think of tinned seafood, the chances are you have a very specific idea of what those products should look and feel like. However, this modern take on the category offers an entirely new way of representing and showing tinned seafood. It’s really opened our eyes!

You can see more of Vovk’s work here.

Franck Bohbot – Photography

Franck Bohbot is an LA based photographer with a particular appreciation for light. We’re sharing a selection of images here today from his series called LA Confidential, which focuses on neon signage in and around Los Angeles.

The mood, the colour and the light in all of these images is just spot on.

You can visit Bohbot’s Behance page here.

And you can visit his website here.

Øystein Sture Aspelund – Photography

Øystein Aspelund is a photographer based in Trondheim, Norway. We love the way he adds narrative and story into his images, creating strange landscapes and a really moody feel.

We’re sharing some images from his series called Aftermath, which we love.

You can see more of his work on his Behance page here.

Or you can visit his website here.

Augarten Wien – Campaign

Porcelain figurines are perhaps not the hottest item on the market right now. This was the problem facing Augarten Wien, a well-respected porcelain company in Vienna who have been making porcelain for hundreds of years. They turned to Jung von Matt to help with this, and in a masterstroke, the agency went with memes as a way to make these figurines relative again.

In terms of understanding culture and how to help your brand be a part of it, we’re sure that it doesn’t get much better than this! Who thought porcelain figurines could be so cool!

Otrivin – Print Campaign

This campaign by Wunderman in Dubai was an easy pick to share on the blog. We love a lot about this work but we wanted to highlight not only the way the creatives took a difficult product benefit and made it easily understandable but also the representation of a woman in a hijab. It’s important that people see representations of themselves and their cultures in advertising and this certainly ticks that box.

The use of illustration here adds a lot of fun and interest to the work and we must say – really helps you to understand how long a pill can take to work, compared to a nose spray. That’s exactly how you take something many people would consider ‘boring’ and make it exciting and appealing through creativity. Perfect!

Greece National Postal Museum – Print Campaign

This is such an engaging campaign by Greek advertising agency Three Squares for the National Postal Museum. Using some imaginative illustration they were able to add some drama and narrative to stamps and the sending of post. What a great way to breathe new life into something most of us probably take for granted.

You can see more of the campaign below.

The Witcher – Map of the Continent

If you’re a fan of the Witcher and have maybe read the books, played the games or watched the series on Netflix, you’ll know that story lines and time lines can get a little bit complicated. That’s where this interactive map comes in. It uses a timeline as a navigation tool, which then shows the user where certain events happened on the map. This helps you get a better idea of how much time has passed in the show and then also where things are in relation to each other geographically.

In terms of information design and how to take complicated narrative threads and make them navigable and understandable, you’ll have to look really hard to find something better than this!

You can visit the site here.