Shift is a Norwegian brand of high quality supplements from Vitalkost that aims to alter category convention and perception with a clearer and more open presentation of information and encourage a more critical consumer approach to supplement choice. Based around the concept of shifting perspectives, design agency Ghost developed an identity and packaging solution that delivers a new and unusual pharmacological / technological utility alongside more retrospective undertones to convey traditional values, contemporary quality and information accessibility.
Design studio Artentiko has recently published images of their latest visual identity and packaging project for Hya-Joint, a medical product formulated from hyaluronic acid to treat the result of long-term wear and tear to the joints also know as osteoarthritis. Artentiko’s solution infuses a familiar, clinical neutrality and utility of ample white space and sans-serif typography with the soothing qualities of a cool colour palette, soft form and a raised gel-like print finish.
HealGel is a range of high quality skin care products, originally created to aid the repair of post-operative scarring, developed by actress Natascha McElhone – a dermatological biochemist – and a team of cosmetic surgeons. Taking its cues from what looks like medical forms and stat charts, international design agency Pentagram, led by Domenic Lippa, developed a new packaging treatment that delivers a sense of ‘pure information’, fact and clinical effectiveness through grid-based layouts, boxes, a geometric sans serif and slab serif combination softened by a pastel colour palette across a white substrate. It is a distinctive and unique design solution that avoids cosmetic conventions in favour of hard science, a direction that manages to resolve the themes of technological and scientific systems, medical processes and everyday routine with a reductionist, communicative and utilitarian functionality.
Coiffure Duett is hair salon, located in the Swiss town of St.Gallen, owned by stylist duo Fabienne Meier and Nadine Loser. The salon’s visual identity, developed by graphic design studio Bureau Collective, reflects the dual partnership, a close client/hairdresser philosophy and a personal, individualised service-lead approach to contemporary style through a contrasting serif and sans serif logo-type, two tone colour palette and the comb-like, interlocking die-cut detail.