As part of a wider, multi-product rebrand and packaging exercise, Stockholm-based design agency Silver developed the name, visual identity and pack solution for Delikatess Chips, a new four flavour, own brand range of crisps from Swedish retailer ICA, one of Northern Europe’s leading retail companies.
Based around the organic and geometric juxtaposition of a weathered brickwall and poster concept, featuring tall heavy type, a limited colour palette and simple line detail, the design manages to communicate a sense of hearty flavour and decent crunch with a slightly rustic, traditional and down-to-earth undertone. A contemporary and high quality matt varnish follows the current gourmet snack trend alongside a more conventional series of tints which reinforce flavour from a distance. The typesetting is not perfect but the tall character choice is stacked well and deliver a vertical contrast to the horizontal movement of the bricks.
John & John is a range of hand cooked potato crisps made in Britain and exported to Germany by the Hamburg based company Market Grounds. I have not been able to find any information on the agency responsible for the branding or packaging, or whether this was an in-house job but the distinctive use of maritime flags, etched illustration work and bold typography made for a very interesting aesthetic that I felt needed sharing.
Sunchips is a multi-grain crisp product of Frito-Lay based in New York (and owned by PepsiCo) which was launched back in 1991. In 2009 Sunchips were introduced as the first crisp product to use compostable packaging into the market. Unfortunately in October 2010 these came under scrutiny as a large number of complaints emerged stating that it was overtly loud, Frito-Lay responded by pulling all the but their original flavour.