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Propercorn 2014 designed by B&B Studio

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Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

Propercorn is a ‘hand-popped’ gourmet butterfly popcorn range, launched in 2011, made using British rapeseed oil and seasoned with a secret blend of ingredients. Flavors include Sweet & Salty, Sour Cream & Chive and Fiery Worcester Sauce & Sun-Dried Tomato. London based design agency B&B Studio were recently commissioned to refresh Propercorn’s packaging and visual identity which included the development of an “ownable logotype, evocative imagery, appetising product shot and clear communication.”

Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

B&B Studio’s solution honours the familiar and effective communicative combination of crafted design cues and playful brand personality of the original whilst improving impact and consistency. This was achieved through revised hand drawn illustrations from designer Zoe More O’Ferrall, a new logotype and extended typeface with inline scribble and hand stamped treatment, a similar flat contemporary pastel colour palette and the continued use of a loosely rendered script.

The card box, often a utilitarian corrugated board, has been given a full colour treatment and illustrative finish, creating a high quality consistency with the bags that reflect the shipping of the popcorn in a more playful manner and provides a larger branded canvas within a retail space.

It is difficult to make popcorn look good in print but the flat colour of each pack helps to draw out their lighter shades and detail keeping them from appearing anaemic. As the studio explain, their approach effectively retains and heightens the charm of the original packaging.

Design: B&B Studio
Illustration: Zoe More O’Ferrall
Opinion: Richard Baird

Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

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Propercorn illustration created by Zoe More O'Ferrall

Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

Propercorn typography designed by B&B Studio

Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

Propercorn packaging 2014 designed by B&B Studio featuring illustrative work by Zoe More O'Ferrall

More packaging and brand identity work by B&B Studio:

Packaging - Jealous Sweets  Packaging - Higher Living Tea  Packaging - Naturepaint

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  • Jamin Galea

    It’s incredible how B&B always deliver and than various others copy their style! I wonder if there was an iteration without the popcorn on pack, seems like the client wanted to add that in…

    • http://wwww.bpando.org/ Richard Baird

      Hi Jamin, I appreciate the thoughts on the use of the popcorn photography, I agree, it never really works on pack aesthetically, however, it’s difficult to deny the communicative clarity it really offers. Without it, out of context say in a vending machine, you could be looking at crisps.

      • Jamin Galea

        Yeah I can definitely see why the client would want to add that. It’s just a shame; people are not patient enough to read these days.

  • adsnowa

    Good job, really like it.
    PS.
    Jamin. It’s not a shame. This is our WORLD – do not affront, the world does not care.