As part of a series of packaging designs for Triptea, designer and illustrator Andrew Gorkovenko created these surprisingly wonderful illustrations utilizing the tea contained within each box. This execution seriously goes above and beyond to create a great brand for simple product. You can see much more on his website. (via notcot)
This is some of the most honest and beautiful packaging I’ve encountered in a while. Designed by Doubleday and Cartwright for BluePrintJuice, the entire label is simply a list of plain ingredients printed in a color that contrasts with the juice inside. If only all food packaging could be this user-friendly. Steve Jobs would approve. (via design work life)
I love this clever nail packaging by design student Pier-Philippe Rioux who proposed this as part of a class assignment. The nails are situated to create the numerals depicting their individual length. Brilliant. (via packaging uqam)
A clever self-initiated project by UK design student Tim Sumner, who designed this unique packaging around the myth of the moon being made from cheese. I can imagine a thousand ways this could have been poorly executed, and this solution is surprisingly beautiful. (via lovely package)
Given the design brief, “go into a pound shop and pick a seemingly uninteresting object and rebrand it, increasing the value and interest,” graphic design student Ric Bixter selected elastic bands and created this absolutely killer packaging solution. The stronger the band, the more the box appears to be squeezed. I’d grab a box of these over any other. Nice work Ric. (via lovely package, david airey)
In this final installation of obscure Korean artists, Sung Ji-Hyun has applied a crazy jewel treatment to the packaging of these rather common beverages. Next time you ask for a Grande No-Whip Decaf Frappachino at Starbucks be sure to throw a ‘bedazzled’ in there as well.
I’m such a sucker for any attempt to redesign common objects, things that have an almost ubiquitous design that nobody has considered reengineering or improving them in ages (OXO created an entire company around this idea). Anyway, this slick design for a collapsable egg carton is by industrial design student Éva Valicsek from the Institute of Applied Arts, Sopron. The cardboard flaps are attached with rubberbands to hold the eggs firmly in place and presumably allow for the packaging to fold in on itself. I like that the eggs remain protected, yet accessible, and though I can’t see millions of eggs being transported like this, it’s a good way to get hardboiled eggs to a picnic in some flashy modern packaging. (via lovely package)
Absolute Sellout is a collaborative art and design project between Joshua Robin Kaplan and Benjamin Niznik that resulted in these beautifully packaged generic consumer goods that are now for sale online as limited editions.
Absolute Sellout displays a collection of consumer goods and mundane human artifacts in a minimalist gallery context. Each collection is composed of unique and often overlooked objects from the past, present, and future. Their graphic style is the intersection of ‘nostalgic futurism’ and ‘truckstop modernism’. It is the pasts idea of the future. It is both familiar and abstract. [...] The re-branded items were designed as part of an exhibit entitled “Class Projects” at Partners & Spade in NYC in September of 2010. The appeal of generically branded items is that they are simultaneously modest and presumptuous. There is a charming impression of innocent idealism in the concept of a ‘Soap’ branded bar of soap.
I wish we lived in a world where all goods could be packaged as simply as this.