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Springs’ Smokery by Distil Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design for premium smoked salmon producer Springs' Smokery by graphic design studio Distil

Springs’ Smokery has been producing high quality smoked salmon for three generations from its location in South Downs, UK, using Sussex oak and a traditional dry-salting process which has remained unchanged for 50 years. Springs’ recently worked with graphic design studio Distil to develop a new visual identity and package design. Distil’s treatment is an exercise in aesthetic impact derived from colour and form contrast, and a conceptual and communicative simplicity that makes a connection with the traditional craft and process of smoking salmon but also draws on the themes of heritage and the sea.

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Bibelot by A Friend Of Mine, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design and branding for Bibelot designed by A Friend Of Mine

Bibelot is a luxury European-inspired dessert boutique in Melbourne with a coffee bar, chocolate shop, high tea salon, gelaterie and artisinal patisserie. It features an interior of long marble counters, a light spotted stone floor, spot lighting, cornicing, black and white walls, as well as bronze and tiled detailing.

Informed by the sense of place and the permanence that underpins Bibelot’s concept, reflected in its classic interior flourishes, graphic design studio A Friend Of Mine developed a brand identity that links interior, signage and packaging, makes a connection with craft, through traditional monochromatic mosaics and a geometric sans-serif logotype, and draws out, using bright spot colour panels, the colourful detail, distinctive flavour and variety of its confectionery.

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LittlePod Shortbread by Believe In, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design by Believe In for LittlePod's traditionally made vanilla shortbread

Graphic design studio Believe In worked with LittlePod—a high quality all natural vanilla paste business that has secured favour with both keen home cooks and professional chefs—and LittlePod’s Scottish shortbread partner Reids of Caithness, to develop packaging for a new, luxury, real vanilla range of traditional handmade butter shortbread biscuits.

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