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Andrew Gibbs Dieline Conference

Andrew Gibbs Previews The Dieline Conference

The field of packaging design is on the rise, with young designers creating groundbreaking work for brands. Andrew Gibbs talks about how The Dieline Conference is evolving, too.

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The Human Stain

Chalk wipes off with water or disappears with time. The racist image, however, isn't as easily erased. It's a stain -- a human stain. The artifacts of institutional racism in the United States are apparent in many vintage advertisements, comic books, cartoons, product packages, board games, novelty toys, picture postcards and every other kind...

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What Designers Won’t Do (Today)

Or would they? In the 1930s, graphic or industrial designers wouldn't think twice about designing cigarette packages. Now, it is the number one no-no. Anyone with a social conscience would cut off their right (or left depending on their orientation) hand before contributing to the danger of others. But back then, before health facts...

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Revolution Foods Takes on Lunchables with Tasty Packaging Design

A positive news story about graphic design? Was I dreaming? From the 1976 NBC ‘N’ fiasco to the recent brouhaha over the redesigned Yahoo logo, I’m used to seeing stories in the press that divulge how much companies pay for brand updates that are seen as nonfunctional, dumb, and/or despised by the public. On...

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Image of the Day, 08/23/13: Stout Packaging Design

Emrich Office created this packaging for a Mexican chocolate stout by Copper Kettle Brewing. It features details and illustrations that evoke Aztec and other ancient indian cultures, upon which the recipe is based. The final label was printed using copper ink. See more images here. Via Creative Roots.

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Packaging Design Meets the Royal Heir

HRH George Alexander Louis is already having an affect on the British economy. His birth is expected to bring in millions of dollars/euros/pounds for commemoratives.

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Image of the Day, June 4, 2013

University of San Francisco student Mia Johnson created this amazingly detailed Adventure Supply Kit as her thesis project, which includes designs for everything from books for the journey to a constellation chart. Via Design Work Life.

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Image of the Day, May 29, 2013

Alena Akhmadullina worked with the Cocoon Group to create the vibrant, limited edition Absolut bottle. See more detailed photos from the project here. Via Creative Roots.

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Image of the Day, May 23, 2013

Design agency Mucho used a muted color palette and geometric shapes for their branding of cosmetics company Fisix in a way that appeals to both men and women. Via BP&O.