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Very Fancy Beverages

July 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Design

Redesigning the Egg Carton

June 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Design

Absolute Sellout

June 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Design Food History

Take a sip from the original coke bottle

May 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Let’s turn back the clock a bit. It’s a hot day in 1886 and you’re sitting on the back porch of your great-great-great grandfather’s homestead as he talks about how some fellas up in New York are erecting a huge statue of a lady called the Statue of Liberty and then trails off into a long-winded diatribe about Grover Cleveland’s economic policies. Suddenly the screen door slams and your great-great-great grandmother emerges from the kitchen holding two sweaty glass bottles of dark brown liquid fresh from the ice box labeled as John Pemberton’s Coca-Cola. Refreshing. Now you can re-live these nostalgic days of over a century ago with a 125th anniversary bottle of Coca-Cola available at Selfridges for a limited time. (via svpply)

 

 



Design Music

Sims: Bad Time Zoo

March 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Packaging design by The Pressure for Minneapolis-based musician Sims that involved the creation of an original display font and design of three DIY foldable paper predators within the linar notes of their latest album “Bad Time Zoo”.

 

 



Design

A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition

February 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition is a student project by Andrew Clifford Capener in which he proposes the ability to order a game board with customized typography. Yes!

The set would come in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.

A game board this sexy could reinvigorate an entire industry. Nice work Andrew. (via lovely package)

 

 



Design

Kraken Rum 3D

January 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Epic 3D packaging for Kraken Rum by Stranger & Stranger. The 3D kraken will adorn 750mL bottles and will be available for purchase at the Kraken online store. (via lovely package)