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The London Popcorn Co. by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging design by UK based B&B Studio for The London Popcorn Co.

The London Crisp Co., a hand cooked British crisp brand available in local pubs throughout the capital, has expanded to include popcorn. Local graphic design studio and packaging specialists B&B Studio returned to the project that they help establish the visual language for. This time, introducing anthropomorphised animals inspired by what the studio describe as modern London tribes, and include yummy mummies, Hoxton hipsters, hi-vis vesters and city slickers. Popcorn and crisps share a similar collage aesthetic but popcorn features fewer images and more colour coverage across pack.

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Solrug by Bielke & Yang, Norway

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design for Solrug by Bielke & Yang, Norway, featuring illustration by Rami Niemi, Finland

Solrug is a high-quality, ready-cut, Finnish sourdough rye bread created for the Norwegian market by Magnus Högnäs, a Finnish expat living in Norway, and in response to the county’s poor wholemeal choice. The bread is dense with a strong flavour, low in sugar and salt but high in fibre and protein, and produced by Finnish bakery Leipomo Rosten Oy using only natural ingredients. Solrug’s packaging, designed by Oslo based graphic design studio Bielke & Yang, draws on and plays up to the bread and brand’s Finnish origins, through a bright panel of Finnish stereotypes, drawn by Finnish illustrator Rami Niemi.

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Biggans Böcklingpastej by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design and POS for Biggans Böcklingpastej by Bedow, Sweden

Böcklingpastej is a smoked herring fish paste from Biggans, a small family owned company creating products for the Swedish market since 1952. The company recently worked with Stockholm-based graphic design studio Bedow, who had previously helped them with the packaging for their range of sauces, to develop product packaging and POS for Böcklingpastej. This replaces a heavily branded logo-centric design with one of a more distinctive and crafted character.

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