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For the past 6 weeks I have engrossed myself in re-branding Avon, a company selling cosmetics and beauty products to women since 1886. From research, I established that bad connotations were associated with Avon. ‘Out of date’, ‘cheap’, ‘for old ladies’ and ‘naff christmas presents’ were all popular responses I received when asking for opinions. After analysing the brand as a whole I felt that the main problems with Avon were: I felt that the...

Ooooh the suspense since my last post!? Sorry, there was just way too much to fit into one post so I decided to break it in two! After browsing some brilliant work at New Blood, I had a date with Design Bridge – using the word ‘date’ really loosely! 🙂 Dani, Bobbins and myself were really excited to be going to the 3pm talk, not only because Design Bridge are a super successful studio (alliteration!) but...

I can’t believe it’s the end of my first year at University already! Thank god for being a design student – NO EXAMS! Eeek 🙂 I have had such an amazing year, I don’t know how I can top it… oh wait, yeah I do – Year two! 😉 I had my feedback review yesterday with T-Fab and Glen. I was a nervous wreck! Trust me to have my review on Friday the 13th! Without...

So my Zine is nearly done… time to dress it now a.k.a put front & back covers on! I wanted to use a cigarette packet in the design somehow, and at first was just going to draw a cigarette packet design onto the covers BUT then a more interesting idea jumped in and took over; a cigarette packet as the cover! I wasn’t sure how it would work so made a couple of nets: When...

Raquel’s quirky origami business card caught my eye… Who doesn’t love dot-to-dots? I really like how the message isn’t revealed straight away and also how the words are connected even though they’re on different lines! Just think this is a really unique and memorable business card which I would be very happy to own one of! Cute, interactive and memorable! Aside from liking this because 26 is my birthday number, numbers formed by stars and...

This post is half a year late really! The Topshop make up range has been available since May 2010, but better late than never 🙂 I was just looking back over the blog of Vasare: I have been following her blog for a while now and she always has really interesting things to share so definitely worth a browse! Having a second look at the Topshop Make Up Packaging has just made me realise how...

After the hand-in on Wednesday I thought I deserved some retail therapy and hit the shops. The Student budget doesn’t really stretch very far, so it was more window shopping than buying but I was surprised to find some cool items in TKMaxx…. The christmas gift list for Graphic Designers (in pictures)! Keep Calm and Carry On ‘Fabulous Oatie Flips’? Perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee! A metal ampersand… Perfect for the Graphic...

The bad news is that now I’m a student my shopping trolley doesn’t contain a lot of beautiful packaging examples, in fact probably none at all! The good news is that I can get my beautiful packaging fix thanks to Laura Berglund 🙂 I think her packaging for Reve is B-E-A-utiful and it has an unusual story behind it too… The Reve brand is in fact not about food, but a Hot Air Balloon company....

I am still armed with enough packaging goodies to post, only a month after the last packaging special! 🙂 So, let’s start with something striking… You can’t deny that black and white is just striking! Blink sparkling wine bottle is striking, elegant and fashion conscious – stripes are supposedly slimming AND Nautical is IN at the moment 🙂 Annnnnnd my favourite colour is purple 🙂 Here are 4 words I never thought I would see in...

Kombucha is a fermented tea health drink first developed by the Chinese back in the Qin Dynasty 221-206 BCE… a long time ago! There are a few versions selling at the moment as healthy eating and drinking has become trendy. We was set the task of re-branding Gaia’s Organic Kombucha which is being marketed in a similar way to wines at the moment. The brief was to produce a shrink sleeve, label and packaging box...

I really like Playing cards anyway, but the Graphos Playing cards by Michelle Lam just take it to a new level of love…  You try and tell me these aren’t awesome… and you would be wrong anyway!! What do I love? Attention to detail. What do these cards have? Attention to detail! Perfect! B-e-a-utiful!! I found these whilst doing some research for Packaging design @ Lovely Package – check it out… and more 🙂 But I...

Last time I did a packaging ‘special’, I said I would try to do one every month – that was September 2009! So that didn’t go too well, but nevermind… I’ve had other things on my mind, but packaging in the background 🙂 Strangely, my computer doesn’t like thedieline website anymore so I have been using Lovely Packaginga bit more, and also have been taking the opportunity to look at packaging at college under the packaging project we are...

Our tutor kindly photographed our CD Design cases using a decent camera and the infinitive curve backdrop in the Photography studio so now I have some decent images of my CDs! I have edited them slightly, here is the difference…  but they will still need some more tweaking before they are printed up for portfolio mounting! They are actually quite awkward to edit because of course my CD design is white and greys so they...

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