packaging design

01/30/2014: Dog snack packaging

This entertaining packaging Whitebites rawhide sticks by Cecilia Uhr is definitely distinctive enough to stand out on the shelves. But the quirks also have function as, according to Uhr, the “teeth” in the packaging allows the customer to see the product and the “ears” allow for easy opening and removing one stick at a...

Image of the Day, 11/26/13: Christmas boxes

The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! Who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of Carluccio’s chocolates, especially given these immaculately designed boxes with beautiful typography and illustrations by Malika Farve. Check out image details...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.