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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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Karuizawa 1984 by The Metric System, Norway

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging for Karuizawa 1984 designed by The Metric System

Karuizawa 1984 is a vintage Japanese single malt and single cask whisky imported and bottled exclusively for the Norwegian market. The first batch, a run of 577 bottles, sold out immediately. Karuizawa’s packaging, created by Scandinavian graphic design studio Metric Design, effectively conveys the age and provenance of the whisky, is sensitive to the Western market, and aware of and largely disregards category conventions, through the juxtaposition of a simple box design and iconic imagery, alongside an information rich and typographically dense label treatment.

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