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Soma designed by Manual

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and packaging design by Manual for water filtration brand Soma

Soma is a water filtration brand that is described by Manual, the design studio behind its brand identity and packaging treatment, as bringing together sophisticated design, sustainability and charity. These values are evident within Soma’s first product, a glass water carafe that uses a 100% compostable filter, its packaging, and the commitment to charity donations that comes with each sale.

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Simplee Aloe by Designers Anonymous

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and packaging by Designers Anonymous for aloe vera drink Simplee Aloe

Simplee Aloe is an all natural aloe vera-based drink with grape juice and a splash of lemon created as a healthy alternative to products made with sugar, and is available in 1 litre and 330ml sizes. Founders Alex and Raymond Pang approached Designers Anonymous to help them to communicate Simplee Aloe’s unique qualities, compete with both aloe vera drinks and coconut waters, and to secure listings with big supermarkets through an engaging brand identity. This included strategy, illustration, packaging, poster and website design.

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Carpe Nux designed by Designers Anonymous

Packaging with original character illustration created by Designers Anonymous for premium flavoured nut range Carpe Nux

Carpe Nux is a premium, sweet and savoury, fusion flavour nut brand inspired by global cuisine, hand-roasted in batches in the UK and created to invigorate what was perceived to be a flagging market. Flavours include Fiery Macadamias, Rum-Spiced Pecans, Zesty Cashews and Soy-Glazed Walnuts. London based Designers Anonymous were recently commissioned by Carpe Nux to help them communicate, through a new brand identity and packaging treatment, their international search for the perfect nut and the parallels they draw between their range’s flavour profiles, and historical figures whose legacy and stories expanded across borders yet remain relevant today.

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