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Healgel designed by Pentagram

Packaging with pastel colour labels designed by Pentagram for high quality skin care range Healgel

HealGel is a range of high quality skin care products, originally created to aid the repair of post-operative scarring, developed by actress Natascha McElhone – a dermatological biochemist – and a team of cosmetic surgeons. Taking its cues from what looks like medical forms and stat charts, international design agency Pentagram, led by Domenic Lippa, developed a new packaging treatment that delivers a sense of ‘pure information’, fact and clinical effectiveness through grid-based layouts, boxes, a geometric sans serif and slab serif combination softened by a pastel colour palette across a white substrate. It is a distinctive and unique design solution that avoids cosmetic conventions in favour of hard science, a direction that manages to resolve the themes of technological and scientific systems, medical processes and everyday routine with a reductionist, communicative and utilitarian functionality.

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Nuts.com designed by Pentagram

New packaging with illustrated character detail designed by Pentagram for nut, snack, tea and coffee brand Nuts.com

Originally established in 1929 as the Newark Nut Company, Nuts.com is a family owned on-line retailer of nuts, dried fruit, snacks, chocolate, tea and coffee. Following a recent url change, international design agency Pentagram, lead by partner Michael Bierut, created a new visual identity and packaging solution ‘that would help establish Nuts.com as a distinctive brand’.

Based around a bright and distinctive colour palette, organic, heavy line-weight character illustrations (their hidden arms giving them a childlike cheek but innocent personality), a loose, ‘hand rendered’ proprietary typeface alongside an uncoated unbleached material choice, the design solution successfully mixes the playful, conversational and tactile to capture the brand’s youthful, personal and wholesome sensibility.

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Lucy’s Fried Chicken by Pentagram

Script logotype designed by Pentagram for Austin based fried chicken and oyster bar/restaurant Lucy's

Lucy’s is an Austin (TX) based fried chicken and oyster bar/restaurant owned by James and Cristina Holmes situated on South Congress Avenue. Named after the owners’ grandmother and daughter, Lucy’s is the second of two restaurants following the earlier success of their more upscale restaurant, Olivia. Lucy’s identity, created by international design agency Pentagram, revolves around a simple, retro script logo-type, egg monogram and illustrated character executed as a neon sign.

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