We’ve just heard that two of our students were named as finalists for the Student Gold Pack Awards 2018. What a great way to start the week!
Itchy Lice Treatment Kit
Daryl Surtees, a 3rd year Graphic Design student, created the packaging for a Hair Grooming Kit that treats the undesired lice on children’s heads. She made a concerted effort to create a kit with natural ingredients opposed to chemical ingredients. This more holistic approach was spurred by an article in which a mother sprayed insect repellent onto a child’s head and consequently the child succumbed from repellent poisoning.
Daryl also identified that the comprehensive treatment process would include having to use multiple products and to make this process hassle free she combined all the products into one convenient easy-to-use innovative pack.
Bloom Infused Sparkling Water
Taskeen Osman, a 2nd year Graphic Design student, designed a new approach to bottled water. Taskeen’s approach was to use water infused with edible herbs and plants containing the health benefits of each plant. The name BLOOM was chosen while she was looking for a synonym for “refresh”. Bloom captured her attention as it can be defined as more than just “a state of flowering”. The word as a verb, means to come into or be in full beauty or health; to flourish. Bio-degradable plastic as material was used for the bottle, this is recyclable, reusable and also compostable. The bottle cap is manufactured from PET plastic, as it is PVC-free and can therefore be recycled.
To learn more about the Student Gold Pack Awards, you can visit their website here.
Good luck Daryl and Taskeen!
Coldbrew coffee is an interesting subcategory inside ‘coffee design’, where designers are able to apply their work to different substrates and shapes. Here, Break Maiden have done a great job for Made Coffee, a Florida-based cannery, creating a design that captures the feeling of being in Florida. Perfect for those warm days when nothing but a coldbrew coffee will hit the spot!
A smart idea requires a smart design and in this case – we have both! Pack’d is a Belgian supplement company that takes the guesswork out of vitamins and health supplements. With individual packs for your ‘dawn’ and ‘dusk’ tablets (with designs to match) Pack’d offers a much more foolproof way to supplement well.
Using dawn and dusk as inspiration, we can see how designer Davy Dooms has created a really solid piece of design here that not only meets the brief in terms of functionality and usability, but looks great too!
This work by Mark Studio for Kgalagadi Collection wines is gorgeous! Designed as a collection of wines for a series of luxury guest camps in the region, we can see how having a few glasses of these wines could make a stay in the Kgalagadi even more spectacular!
Rice wine and rice vinegar are intricately intertwined in Chinese culture. Myths abound of their first invention, where both were discovered almost simultaneously. Interestingly enough, the Chinese characters for both wine and vinegar share a common root, the word YOU (酉), which is a wine vessel.
This character was in fact used as inspiration for this packaging work as the lid of these bottles is the first stroke one would make when writing YOU (酉). Further premium flourishes are brought through in both walnut and oak material on the packaging.
Well done Rong design – this is really exceptional!
We can’t get enough of the cleverness and simplicity that went into this packaging for Bandido Coffee by Magpie Studio. From the use of the B as the mask a Bandit would wear through to really smart ideas about loyalty cards and even business cards – this ID is spot on!
Check out more of it below.
Big Thor Energy Drink is a Brazilian energy drink with a really fun name and a great appetite for illustration. This new packaging concept, made by Typedstudio in collaboration with illustrator Gabriel Bueno is just so much fun. We love the high-energy look and feel of the illustration.