Posted: December 11, 2018 Filed under: Art and Design, Packaging Reviews, Retail | Tags: Best Packaging Designs, Brand Identity, Brand Identity Reviews, Branding, Branding & Packaging of 2018, Branding Agency, Branding Blog, Branding News, Branding Reviews, Coloured Paper, Creative Packaging, Custom Typefaces & Logotypes, Design For Print, Design News, Design Opinion, Design Reviews, Form Language, Graphic Design, Graphic Design Blog, Logo Design & Branding Blog, Logotypes, Material Thinking, Minimal Design, Minimal Logos, Minimal Package Design, Minimalist Brand Identities, Modern Luxury, Packaging Company, Packaging Design, Packaging Design Blog, Packaging Design Resource, Packaging News, Sans-serif Logotypes, Script Typography, Structural Package Design, The Best Custom Logotypes, The Best Graphic Design Work of 2018, The Very Best of 2018, The Very Best Packaging of 2018, Uncoated Papers & Cards, Visual Identity Design Blog
Opinion by Richard Baird
Espelma is a clean-burning natural wax candle company. They have an online store and have hosted pop-ups in London and New York. Each candle comes in a refillable glass vessel, designed by Espelma founders Clara and Claudia, and handmade on the Italian island of Murano. Espelma is distinguished by its mix of glass craft, distinctive colour and form, the clean-burning nature of the candle’s formulation and the thought given to sustainability by way of refills. Further, each fragrance is inspired by the two founder’s summers spent as children at their grandmother’s house near Barcelona. This regional reference, and the implication of a story can be seen woven throughout Espelma’s brand identity, designed by Commission, in the arched white architecture present in still life imagery, and in the colour and texture, shape and structure used across packaging.
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Posted: September 12, 2018 Filed under: Fashion, Graphic Design Reviews, Packaging Reviews | Tags: Blind Emboss, Brand Identity, Brand Identity Reviews, Branding, Branding Agency, Branding Blog, Branding News, Coloured Paper, Design For Print, Design News, Design Opinion, Design Reviews, Designed by Folch, Designed in Barcelona, Fonts in Use: Maax, Form Language, Material Thinking, Minimal Design, Minimal Package Design, Modern Luxury, Paper Craft, Sans-serif Logotypes, Spanish Design, Structural Package Design, The Very Best Packaging of 2018, Uncoated Papers & Cards, Visual Identity Design Blog
Opinion by Richard Baird.
Honom is a new “male-oriented” range from Barcelona-based DOIY, a product design company creating objects that move between the practical, the ornamental and the more whimsical. Honom veers heavily towards the former with objects that include a wallet, multitool, bottle opener, keyring and bike bell. In their design, materials and build these find a balance between everyday utility and premium positioning. This is expressed by the packaging of the objects, created by Spanish design studio Folch, through a confluence of material and form language, type and technical drawings.
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