Bioreshop is a Spanish brand that focuses on refilling containers and minimising waste. Of course, to get this right, it helps to have packaging that looks really great. To do that, the brand turned to Barcelo Estudio, who created this awesome concept.
This work shows how strong design can continue to be applied across an almost endless number of labels. With a strong ‘b’ to work from, the possibilities are endless when it comes to patterns and other applications.
Check out the project below!
Being able to design for kids is a dream for many designers, as it often allows a lot of freedom to be expressive and colourful; to try and recreate the things that got you excited about design as a child.
This work by Pelin Maravent is exactly that kind of dream brief. Here, she designed the full corporate identity from business cards through to online touchpoints for Boni’nin Kutusu. Boni’nin Kutusu is a monthly delivered box of kids’ activities that incorporates learning, creativity and fun.
If the design is anything to go by, this is the kind of thing any child (or adult) would be happy to use!
When we saw this project we just had to share it! Adamo is a Hungarian company that makes baby swings and hammocks for kids. They paired up with design studio Classmate Studio, who did the packaging for these products – creating an offering that is just incredible from start to finish.
The products themselves are beautifully designed and considered and the packaging is absolutely top notch. Who said design for babies and children couldn’t be innocent, fun and considered all at the same time?
What incredible work by Here Design for Riso D’uomo, an Italian rice brand! This package design is inspired by old cathedral tiles from the Duomo in Milan, because the fields where this rice is grown can be seen from the Duomo itself.
With packaging this beautiful, there’s no need to have a cupboard! This is the kind of thing you want on show in your kitchen. It shows again just how important good design can be and how it can elevate something as (admittedly) boring as rice to an incredibly desirable object.
Moschino’s new fragrance, Fresh, has a really exciting bottle design that we had to share. In the world of high fashion fragrances, you expect over the top bottles or perhaps understated elegance, but not a riff on cleaning products!
It’s interesting to note that Jeremy Scott is behind this and if you know any of the work he’s done for adidas in the past you’ll recognise his playful style. Described as having top notes of Mandarin, Ylang-ylang and bergamot, this is sure to be well… Fresh!
This is such a perfect example of how design extends beyond ‘simple’ flat packaging and boxes and becomes about the full concept of a product.
If you’ve got a bottle already, let us know if it lives up to the design hype!
We love stories of designers taking things into their own hands and realising: Hey! I can do this myself! This is the case with AMS Design Studio, from London. They’re an ‘award-winning design and development studio specialising in watches, jewellery, homeware and accessories,’ and we can see just how they have done so well.
Their newest range, inspired by Camden in London, is a set of three watches, each named after a bus route that runs through the borough of Camden. We love the attention to detail in the product as well as the package design and looking at the prices too, we wish that we could get watches of this calibre for similar prices here in South Africa.
Any designers out there will to take the plunge?
For more on the Camden Watch Company, have a look at their website over here.
We’re loving the craft beer revolution we’re currently seeing in SA and across the globe, not only because we love a good craft beer (and who doesn’t) but because it gives us a chance to see a number of new designs in the market that we never would have seen before.
Whereas traditional beer brands are, well… traditional and employ bold, simplistic graphics on their designs – we’ve seen a range of craft beers that really push the boundaries of packaging design. They can be quirky, serious, artistic or just downright weird – and we love them all!
Today we present to you the packaging for new cans from the Smartmouth Brewing Company. Based in Virginia, USA – they produce a number of styles to suit a number of tastes. What they did with this packaging, thanks to design input from The Meridian Group was tell the story of the beers themselves, incorporating some brewing science, tasting notes and a whole lot of personal anecdotes of how the beers were made.
We love these cans. Great work, now we just wish we could get them here in South Africa!