HomeTagTag: Packaging

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I love magazines. The smell, the feeling of paper between my fingers and being able to tear out things to keep – all things that you can’t get from looking at a screen. Sure, I love living in a digital age with the world at our fingertips, but I couldn’t imagine learning to read from a Kindle instead of a book. You all know that I’m a big supporter of print; Print Isn’t Dead! So...

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Fourteen years ago a film was released that changed my childhood. Whilst the world had already been spellbound for 4 years, I was an oblivious 8 year old who didn’t choose to read unless I had to (for school). I can still remember the moment when my Godmother’s Mum (Shirley) suggested that I should read Harry Potter because everyone was talking about it. Why? Well, it’s a bit embarrassing really. I ignored Shirley’s recommendation because...

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With a Tesco express popping up every 5 minutes, small independent cornershops are becoming a rarity (well, in London anyway). However, just off Columbia Road, Lucy Sparrow is rebelling with her project which Lucy, Nadia & I went to check out last weekend: Although it stocks everything from space raiders to fish fingers, The Cornershop isn’t what it first appears… look closer: Everything is made of felt! Hand crafted by Lucy Sparrow and exhibited in their...

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In London you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to museums: the V&A, Tate Modern and Design Museum are popular choices. But what about the smaller, more obscure museums? I love the Museum of Branding and Packaging in Notting Hill – I could spend hours in there! With it being start of spring, some beautiful weather and my country girl roots calling, I thought I’d try London’s Garden Museum which is just across the Thames...

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Happy Triangle Friday! The other evening advertising student, Adam Holcroft, tweeted me saying ‘saw this and thought of you’ with a link. I didn’t really know what to expect, but felt like living life on the edge opened it to find this: Krystall is a branding and packaging project about a triangular chocolate bar by Riccardo Carlet. Triangles and chocolate? Possibly the best combination ever! Obviously there is already everyone’s favourite triangular bar, Toblerone, but...

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Honey, I’m home… from the big city (although, not for long as I’m going back for New Blood)! To me, London is a scary but exciting place. It’s always portrayed to be the creative hub of England, which I guess is due to it’s prestigious creative Universities and the abundance of design studios based there. As a student, London has been somehow painted into my mind as a step of natural progression in my career...


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This is so exciting and crazy, I almost didn’t believe it at first! I am a now published designer! My work in featured in a BOOK! Yes, a real life, printed, published, dispersed around the world, book! Packaging Structures features my Kombucha health drink packaging from back when I was at college! It’s just madness! Back in July I uploaded the project to my Behance profile and within 2 hours I had received an email from...


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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...


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I found Patrycja’s work when browsing the Penguin book cover competition website as she was one of the winners in 2010 with her hairy vision of ‘Perfume’… I think the design is really nice typographically, and was developed really well – definitely the best outcome! You can see the idea development on her blog here! I also really like her project In Other Words… … OMG! What a clever idea! She uses the ‘proper’ ways...


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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...


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Sniff & Scratch christmas wrapping paper in the style of fruits!? What genius! I somehow ended up here – I love happy accidents! Definitely going to be craving paper more often! Happy F&B, you have made me a Happy T – T for Tasha, of course! 🙂


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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...


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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...


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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....


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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...

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