Opinion by Richard Baird.
The Marshmallowist is an artisisanal marshmallow brand founded by Oonagh Simms, a pâtissier and chocolatier trained in Paris. She creates what are described as decadent and sophisticated flavour combinations, and sells these from her Portobello Market stall in London, at fashion events, festivals and shops internationally, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
Scottish graphic designer Veronica Lethorn, who is currently based in Melbourne, worked with Oonagh Simms to rebrand The Marshmallowist. This extended to positioning, with a focus on the premium market, and included logotype, customised typography, photography, packaging, print communication and business cards, with window illustration, art direction and product photography by Eve Warren. Together, these were designed to convey a fun and adventurous personality.
Lovely new packaging design by Helsinki based studio Bond for liquorish confectionery brand Allsorts that brings the “distinctive shapes and colours of the liquorice into the forefront of the design” with simple, iconic geometric illustrative detail and a bright colour palette, enhanced by the black background of a card box structural solution. An approach described by Bond as resulting in a “bold and playful packaging design that allows consumers to easily identify the different varieties.”
Jealous Sweets is a gelatine and gluten-free confectionery range made with natural fruit juices and no artificial flavours or colours. Design agency B&B studio were recently commissioned to develop a new visual identity and packaging solution for the range that would focus more on its premium position and purity of ingredients. Developed under the theme of ‘covetable candy’ – “a concept that we visualised using a precious jewel icon and a characterful Magpie with an eye for something special”, B&B’s solution juxtaposes classic flourishes and plenty of unprinted space with bright contemporary colour and illustrative detail.