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!
Archive for graphics
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 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.
The ‘big kid eco pack’ by Dante Beatrix is a collection of sturdy backpacks, constructed with nylon made entirely from recycled plastic drinking bottles and trimmed with naturally biodegradable canvas. Each of these packs keeps seven 16oz bottles out of the environment. While I liked the concept a lot, I also liked the simple but bold design and colors, which I think are essential to teach kids about the recycling issue in an interesting fashion – to show them that recycling is not boring!
The packaging design by Transfer Studio for the ‘Tapio’, is a spirit mixed drink made from all-natural ingredients, really caught my eye…..for the simple and clean design that allows the color of the drink to contribute substantially to the overall appeal.
Found these posters designed for The Economist by Non Format quite interesting, both for the design and the message they convey.
Kind of liked this classroom interior project by Jurgen Bey for the ROC Professional Training Institute in the Netherlands. While I liked this portion (even this is quite a large area) designed by Bey, with its gray and white tones combined with graphical images taken from text books, I was quite aghast when I learned almost all of the institute has such ‘different’ spaces designed by different designers. Now, I’m not saying the other spaces aren’t good, they are….(check this out and this one) but I think good design in a modest proportion is good, but too much of anything would only result in visual chaos and an almost graffiti-like look, which I’m not sure is apt for an institute. Not all need agree with me though…..
This is an interesting exercise in graphic design by Shaz Madani. It is a response designed to promote the M25 highway in London. While one side describes the exact direction from one end of the city to the other, showing the complexity and confusion involved, the other side says ‘wipe away the confusion, take the M25.’ Nice.