Oh! An eyechart after so long…..Loved this eyechart calender by Stefanie Brechbuehler. Made me smile.
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The 360 Paper Bottle is a truly innovative packaging from Brandimage, which involved itself in every stage of design including concept development, branding, prototyping, engineering, and product design. The 360 Paper Bottle is the first of its kind in the world, and a true environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of plastic water bottles. The designers’ idea was to design a container that would leverage sustainability, be
easy to transport, and enhance the consumer’s drinking experience. The Bottle is the first fully recyclable paper container made from 100% renewable resources and offers a versatile range of consumer applications as it can stand up to all types of liquids. The Bottle is made from food-safe and fully recyclable materials and decreases energy consumed throughout the product life cycle without sacrificing functionality. Thumbs Up!!
Came across this thoughtful but attractive packaging for wine designed by Baud.es. Lazarus Wine is made by blind people and labeled with Braille. Loved the thumb print on the cork! The Lazarus Wine website is also interesting, it follows the same braille concept all through. Simple and nice. Wish I could understand the language though!
Soso Designers from France designed these packaging concepts for Designboom’s Reinvent competition and incidentally won the first place in the packaging category. Cleaning products generate lot of wastes. In this concept, MR CLEAN becomes a company which actively takes care of environment. The designers enhanced the shape of classical liquid multipurpose cleaner, spray multipurpose cleaner, and dish washing detergent bottles, in order to invite consumers to keep and fill them at home. After the bottle purchase, the client will only buy concentrate refill pack to dilute it with water, and throw it after use in the recycle bin. These thin refill refer to the formal shape of cleanings products, instead of real bottles clients will buy images as a memory of them. I liked this concept because it offers a message to recycle while not compromising on the punch required to attract customers. Plus, while the idea of refills is not new, the idea of shaping the refills in the exact form of the original packaging is, and that ads that extra charm.
Korean designer ji yoon Yang designed these cards with a message for the green earth competition held by designboom. The designer sas – Environment movement such as the action to combat desertification is often pictured as difficult and huge thing to do, but actually the start is derived from the small practices of people. This fact is going to be expressed symbolically through this greenish fingerprint.
The action of stamping the greenish fingerprint on the card has two meanings. First, it is the promise of real action toward the phrase on the card (eco-friendly behavior) ※ Examples of eco-friendly behaviors I[ ] will use mugs rather than paper cups. I[ ] will take public transportation if possible. I[ ] will use reusable bag when I go grocery shopping. I[ ] will stop using disposable chopsticks. *blank will be filled with person’s name. Second, the image of the tree which is completed by stamping the fingerprint represents that the promise and the execution of the phrase can save the tree (the nature). The completed pop-up card will play a role as reminding eco-friendly behavior in people’s daily lives as well as a design piece with decorative purpose. The concept won the first prize in the competetion. Need I say more??
Came across this really cool Japanese design firm – Design Barcode, that develops designer barcodes that are utility/business specific in terms of graphics. ‘Why Has the Barcode Never Changed? ‘ This is the question the design team at Design Barcode asked itself when it set out to innovate a new way for companies to think about how their valuable product real estate gets used. After endless study of Barcode technology standards, a process was invented that allowed a design element to be integrated into the barcode. Now, that is what one calls extreme innovation, taking something as mundane as a barcode and turning it around into a piece of artwork that would also add that extra edge to a company’s corporate identity. Check out these designs, they surely put a smile on my face. No wonder the company has been winning awards for its work, including the recent Titanium Lion at Cannes.
I loved this set of ads developed for The Economist by Tehrin Shaikh based in India. Awesome illustrations that are smart, precise and to the point.Check out the designer’s link for more, including few interesting videos related to the ad.
I love the packaging designed by The Partners for Stanley Honey that promotes the re-use of the clay plant pot to encourage more honey making in the future! It is eco-friendly without compromising on the graphic aesthetic and is not just about selling the product, but an attempt to make it sustainable.
SD Memory Card is a university project in graphic design by Matt Keers. It is a 3D camera SD memory card incorporating a fold out poster showing the relationship between the photographs and the amount of memory left on the chip. I quite liked his other work too.