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Image of the Day: 10/18/2013: Chocolate packaging

Alex Register created the identity and this sophisticated packaging for the Yonder & Co. Chocolate Shop. The look establishes a specialized handmade quality to the product and the primary color scheme allows one to easy distinguish the varieties. You can …

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Image of the Day, July 11, 2013

Packaging and brand identity for Stoats, a Scottish oats company by Robot Food. Check out more examples and a review of the direction on BP&O.

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Image of the Day, June 5, 2013

Color palette and typography sell this strong identity package for high-end boutique Cocolobo by Anagrama, a branding firm based in Mexico. See more of their work with the brand here.

Litho-Mania: Marketing with Lithography, Circa 1939

My last post concerned the photoengraving industry of the pre-Depression period. This week it’s pre-WWII lithography! Litho Media: A Demonstration of the Selling Power of Lithography, published in 1939 by Roger Stephens and edited by H. Homer Buckelmueller and Colin …

Black Dahlia Murder, Part 2: The Victim’s Makeup

Wrapping up my interview with crime historian Joan Renner, we delve deeper into an unsolved murder mystery. Joan explores her theory that the victim’s Black Dahlia persona began when she was still alive. Read part one, with more details of …

Lissitzky, Cut It Out!

The Lenin Tribune designed by El Lissitzky from 1920-1924 is an oft rebuilt icon of Modern “graphic” Constructivist architecture.  In 1984 (a fitting Orwellian year for celebrating utopia) Paul Groenendijk and Piet Vollaard issued a set of five avant garde …

It's Cute, But Not That Cute

The 2012 Fiat 500 is cute, but doesn’t hold a spark to the 500s of old. The new Fiat is compact, like a Mini and rotund like a VW, but the original doesn’t compare to the stubby little Fiat L. …

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One of the most intriguingly disturbing television commercials on air at the moment is for MiO, a “revolutionary” liquid water enhancer “that gives you something premade drinks never could.” I must say there is something very SNL about this product. …

The Great Light Way

There is something beautiful about light bulbs and the way they were packaged back in the day when incandescent bulbs were new. We take it for granted that bulbs have always been with us and always will. Did you know …

Chocolate Editions

Mary Matson and Matt Even are the creative duo behind Chocolate Editions, the sweets and chocolate company the two formed in 2009. Chocolate Editions began as a celebration of the candy bar as a perfect pop object. Launched from their …