We love some good craft beer package design! It always allows designers to be just a little more daring and out there. This work, by TILT, is no exception. With beautiful illustration, enormous detail and great use of type – this is the very best that craft beer packaging has to offer!
See more below, including some process shots (which we always love).
There’s design to make things look beautiful, which is vitally important in this world, then there is design that helps serve a function. This work by DDB Budapest falls into the latter description – making for a McDonald’s bag that makes consuming the food you’ve just bought so much easier than you would imagine. and much like all the best ideas – it’s incredibly simple – you pull off the bottom of your McDonald’s bag with a tab and are left with a hard cardboard tray.
That simple, that easy – and fully recyclable.
Such smart thinking!
Design nerds – pay alert! It doesn’t get much better than this! This set of playing cards was designed by Harold Apples, an art director for Lonely Planet by day and a freelance illustrator by night.
With attention to detail like you’ve never seen before, these letterpress cards feature foiling, embossing and spot colours galore. Drawing inspiration from the symbology of older playing card decks, with a modern twist, these cards are a design object you’ve got to have in your life.
You can see more of Apples’ work here.
And if you want to buy yourself a set of these cars, they can be bought here for under ten dollars!
Try not to drool on your keyboard as you check out some highlights of the design below.
What a fun design and illustration for this wine from Argentina by Zarate Insa. With a label inspired by a story of how the head winemaker fell into a trance and was driven to create a red blend like no other, this awesome illustration calls on old-school horror movie posters. From the illustration style through to the typography and the layout of the design itself – this is just spot on.
Send us a bottle!
The humble soup can has been a design icon for decades. Let us not forget how Andy Warhol immortalised an original Campbell’s Soup can all those years ago. But over time, even icons can become forgotten.
In an age where canned goods are perhaps being looked down on and judged – when we’re trying to get everything as fresh as possible – how can the can compete? This was a problem that was facing Bulldog Drummond, when they set out to make an appealing, exciting can with true shelf impact. And we can argue, quite rightly, that they updated the soup can with this Campbell’s Well Yes! range, with great photography, good use of colour and fun typography.
Check them out below!
Calling all typography fans! This design for Tonelada Coffee in Mexico by YuJo! Creatividad aplicada hits all the right notes for us! With classic styling and bold, big typography – this is the type of coffee we’d keep on our shelves, regardless of the taste!
Good publication design is harder and harder to find these days as we see a huge shift away from print and toward digital. What’s happened though, which suits design nerds like us endlessly, is that as print gets harder to come by it becomes more niche. That means that people will take bigger risks and spend more to make something worth keeping and cherishing, rather than something to simply throw away.
Enter Creanet, a Spanish design studio, who designed this incredible architectural magazine simply called ’12’. With a die-cut design that you can’t deny, this is how print stays relevant: Becoming super high end and absolutely collectable.
Now just to get our hands on one of these!