Lo Siento have recently completed branding and packaging work for Triticum, a Spainish bakery founded by Xevi Remón. Based around a combination of a weighty, uncoated, unbleached substrate, rubber band, sticker, stamp and greaseproof paper. The structural design solution delivers a familiar, earthy, traditional and practical sensibility alongside the more distinctive and proprietary qualities of a non-adhesive, product specific form that allows the boxes to completely foldout. A smart concept that unites commodity and craft, and treats bread making with the same reverence as cakes and pastry.
Simplified Sending is a complete package and post solution from New Zealand’s postal authority that simplifies the process of sending parcels to anywhere in the country. Created by Designworks the result is an interesting mix of utilitarian functionality, contrasting illustrative flourish and a monochromatic colour palette that takes the expected black on white print treatment and confidently inverts it.
Nostalgi is a hat and shoe rack, now considered a Swiss furniture classic, designed by Gunnar Bolin in 1937 and manufactured by Essem. Taking its cues from Essem’s functionalist past and artisanal manufacturing processes, Stockholm based graphic and product design studio Bedow, developed a packaging solution for Nostalgi that contrasts two vastly different sizes of Futura, reflecting the products bold, iconic style and attention to detail, set across an uncoated, unbleached substrate as a single colour print treatment that neatly draws together the aspects of art, craft and modernistic design principles. The off-the-edge type bleed is a nice reference to the modular and extendable nature of the product that really compliments the width of the packaging.
Quarterly Co. describes itself as ‘a new way to connect with the people you follow and find interesting’ and is an on-line subscription based service that delivers, on a quarterly basis, curated products selected by influential bloggers, designers and artists. Each package is built around a unique concept or story reflective of the philosophies of each contributor providing the subscriber with a tangible link to the people they follow in the digital world. Contributors include, among others, Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Josh Rubin & Evan Orensten (from Cool Hunting) and Tina Roth Eisenberg (from Swissmiss). Quarterly’s visual identity, created by web, app and brand design studio Oak (who also developed the service), is an interesting combination of a utilitarian postal aesthetic, retro illustrative details, badge and san serif logo-type.
DB Draught is an award winning New Zealand draught ale produced by Singaporean and Dutch owned DB Breweries, an Auckland based company that also brews for popular beer brands such as Heineken, Amstel and Tiger. This year DB Draught underwent a rebranding exercise, conducted by international studio Designworks, to develop the brand’s 80 year heritage and remain relevant to today’s customer.
The Isle of Mull is the brand and location of a three boat scallop operation that takes advantage of the mixing waters of the cool Atlantic and the warmth of the Gulf stream, shipping the catch across the UK. The company engaged Glasgow based boutique design agency My Creative to develop a packaging solution that would capture the unique traits of the location, the traditions and authenticity of the brand and quality of the product.
Cubitos is a new line of European truffles created by Australian based cafe chain and chocolate manufacturer San Churro. The packaging, designed by Melbourne based Studio Alto, follows San Churro’s bold typographic direction established across earlier ranges while employing a popular and current ‘new-retro’ style to give it a fun and gift based aesthetic.
Off Piste is a fictional New Zealand cider brand designed by recent graduate, Ben Dalrymple. The concept is an interesting snowy take on the classic summer fruit beverage that gives the brand a contemporary and unusual ice cold aesthetic.
Whittard is UK based high street retailer of Tea, Coffee and related products that was founded in 1886. The packaging for their latest range of teas ‘Whittard’s B Teas’ were designed by Cheshire based design agency Nick and Carole and are based around a colourful and playful B utilising negative space.
Gauthier released a limited run of glass water bottles to its clients earlier this year with an environmental message to choose glass over plastic. What is striking is the packaging’s minimal/maximal design, taking a simple white rectangle and imparting a strong and inspiring visual message on the interior walls.