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The Coconut Collective designed by Marx Design

Bright contemporary packaging for organic, flavoured, coconut water brand The Coconut Collective by Marx Design

The Coconut Collective is a new Australian brand of organic, flavoured, coconut waters drawn from Sri Lanka’s king rather than green coconut, a first for the market. Soulfresh, the company behind the brand, describe the water from the king coconut as having a ‘cleaner taste profile’, one that should appeal to a broader consumer base.

The Coconut Collective’s brand identity and packaging treatment was recently developed by New Zealand-based studio Marx Design. Their approach, a communicative mix of subtle sun bleached and tinted wood backgrounds, large coconut imagery, bold uppercase typography, an unusual but distinctive pastel colour palette, map and boat illustration, ingredient story, and stamp texture, neatly deliver a tropical, exported sensibility with a contemporary eye for colour that draws attention to a new coconut variety and its unique provenance.

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OAC – Only At Christmas designed by Believe In

Packaging for Christmas gift OAC - Only At Christmas designed by Believe In

UK based design studio Believe In have produced a festive gift to thank clients, friends and suppliers. Blended by hand by a small team of artisan producers in Devon, the orange and chocolate liqueur is contained within a black gloss bottle and a warm copper metallic paper tag provided by GF Smith with a white ink print finish. It is combination that delivers a distinctive contrast of colour and surface texture that neatly reflects the duality of the name OAC – ‘Only At Christmas’ and ‘Orange And Chocolate’ – and captures the creativity and collaborative nature of the studio, while the signature details, numbers and the space for festive messages keep it personal with a crafted, batch produced sensibility.

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Be True Smoothies designed by Studio In

Packaging with coloured foil and raised surface details designed by Studio In for Russian smoothie brand Be True

Studio In have recently completed the rebranding and repackaging of Russian smoothie brand Be True. The new design solution rightfully drops the Innocent-esque sketch and similar bottle choice in favour of a coloured foil splash and crown logo executed across a textured paper and a plastic structural design with raised surface detail. This combination of paper, print and structure, a union typically seen in the spirit category where spend is higher, is fused with the established and communicative industry conventions of organic form, a well rendered script logotype, hand drawn illustrative detail, bright contemporary colour and energy – enhanced by plenty of white space – as well as a neat, playful, die cut tree element to effectively convey honesty, natural ingredients and premium quality with a more proprietary finish.

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