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Beanworks by Paul Belford Ltd, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Coffee packaging for roaster and supplier Beanworks designed by Paul Belford

Beanworks is a UK wholesale coffee roaster and supplier, coffee machine specialist and barista training school. It prepares its beans using a customised vintage Italian drum roasting machine that allow it to digitally monitor process, and produces a range of single and multi-origin coffee varieties. Although the roaster embraces contemporary artisanal coffee culture, when it comes to naming conventions it favours the utility of numbers, over a current preference for the quirky. This juxtaposition of artisanal practice and an element of wholesale utility makes its way into a packaging design and brand identity treatment developed by London based graphic design studio Paul Belford Ltd.

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Room Essentials by Collins, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, photography and packaging by Collins for Target's modernistic home furnishings range Room Essentials

Room Essentials is a line of modernist home furnishings created and sold by American retailer Target. The range covers over 2,000 products across 60 categories, and includes items such as blankets, lighting, chairs, tables and tableware.

While securing significant revenue for the retailer, the range has, over the last five years, experienced a downturn in sales generated by its Millennial demographic. With this in mind, and with the intention of recapturing the enthusiasm for and interest in the range, Target commissioned New York based Collins to reimagine Room Essential’s brand identity.

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The London Crisp Co. by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

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The London Crisp Co. is a new hand cooked British crisp range, now available in local pubs throughout London, with a packaging treatment developed by B&B Studio. Absent the story you might expect from a small artisan crisp brand and avoiding the current favour for reduction, B&B Studio’s approach goes all in for provenance and visual impact, embracing a rich and bold contrast of period and contemporary photography, illustration and typography that draws on the changing landscape and cultural history of London.

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