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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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F. Whitlock & Sons designed by Marx

Packaging with etched illustrative detail for sauce and pickle brand F. Whitlock & Sons designed by Marx

F. Whitlock & Sons is a New Zealand based producer of pickles and sauces with a heritage that dates back to 1877, a heritage that over the last century had disappeared from the packaging. Design studio Marx, in collaboration with running with scissors, sort to bring back and celebrate this with a mix of copywriting wit and illustrative authenticity based around Fred Whitlock’s love of hunting, an approach taken to tap into the ‘dormant frontier huntsman and mischievous child within’, and establish a more contemporary and emotive brand character set within the context of a significant history.

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Popchips designed by Marx

Popchips - Branding and packaging created by Marx Design

Popchips is a four flavour range of potato chips from Ping which have been popped—much like popcorn—rather than backed or fried to create a healthier snack. New Zealand-based Marx Design were responsible for developing a new mascot for Ping that could work across multiple products in the snack food category and a packaging solution for the Popchips brand that would “avoid the clichés of traditional chip packaging in order to achieve cut-through.”

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