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Positive by Zupagrafika

Posted: December 15th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, Others, Poland | Comments Off


Creative Agency: Zupagrafika
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Location: Poland
Packaging Material: Cardboard

An object commemorating art work taken away from Poland during World War II, designed by Zupagrafika studio for the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in order to promote the knowledge of their recuperation process.

Positive has got the form of Polaroid-like cards with their negative side which is to be removed in order for the positive image to be "discovered" .

It was not only the art works themselves, but also the very idea of their absence, loss and recovery which inspired the project in the first place. The goal was both to educate and inform about the problem, as well as to invite the users of the gadget to interaction and symbolical involvement in the searching process. Thus, the playful form of Positive allowing the user to unveil the hidden image and as a result, bring it back to life.

The collection is divided into 4 sets of images to unveil: Polish Painting, Foreign Painting, Engraving and Sculpture. Produced in two language versions: Polish and English; contains a leaflet informing about the Ministry`s work on reclaiming the lost art works.

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Kloo Chi

Posted: December 15th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, Poland, Self Promo | Comments Off

Designer: Dominika Maciejczyk
Project Type: Self Promotion
Location: Poland

KLOO CHI is a fresh brand offering beautiful, premium quality beach towels.

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Steel Nails (Concept)

Posted: December 11th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Concepts, Europe, Home Living, Russia | Comments Off

Designer: Vlad Mikhailov
Project Type: Concept
Location: Moscow, Russia

Student of British Higher School of Design Vlad Mikhailov has developed a package of nails. The inspiration for this work was “the Ballad of nails” Nikolai Tikhonov, where iron endurance of military people is compared to the strength of the iron nail. Hence styling uniforms on the package. This original decision, the student has created an interesting and lively way this faceless, at first glance, the product as nails.

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Cambrass Farma Infant Wellness Collection

Posted: November 28th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Health Care, Home Living, spain | Comments Off

Creative Agency: Quevieneelcoco Creative Studio
Creative Direction: Marta Tortosa & Quevieneelcoco
Art Direction: Javi Tortosa
Graphic Design: Javi Tortosa & Migue Martí
Photography: Javier Tortosa
Photography oncept: Javier Tortosa & David Newman
Technical Development: Seripafer
Printing Company: Seripafer
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Cambrass farma
Location: Valencia, Spain

Packaging designed by Quevieneelcoco for Cambrass farma infant wellness collection.

The series contains seven items produced in a range of pastel colors and using ecologically friendly materials. It pulls away from the common design aesthetics, principally sold in pharmacies.

Each packaging adapts to the shape of each collection item.
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Ninjaplast

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Food, Home Living, sweden | Comments Off

Creative Agency: Kurppa Hosk
Client: Ninjaplast
Location: Sweden
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work

Ninjaplast is a new cling-wrap brand in the Swedish market. The product was developed based on the insight that plastic wrapping is often hard to handle. In order to stress this important product feature, Kurppa Hosk was assigned to create a new visual identity and a strong package design for Ninjaplast. A quick overview of the product category revealed that virtually all cling-wrap brands looked very similar. They all used bright colors in their package designs, along with images of food. Kurppa Hosk chose to break the category tradition and work with a single-color box – in black. The main product feature was emphasized through clear messaging and illustrations in white. And the new logotype (with its somewhat mystifying ninja symbol) helped place further focus on the unique cutting blade. The result is a package design with strong differentiation in the product category. A kitchen item that consumers want out in the open rather than tucked away in a drawer.
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Bee Bright (Student Project)

Posted: November 17th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Canada, Home Living, student | Comments Off

Designer: Maude Paquette-Boula
Project Type: Student Project
School: UQAM | Packaging UQAM
Professor : Sylvain Allard
Photo : Raymond Lanctot
Location: Montreal, Canada

Bee Bright is 100% ecological packaging concept for honey. It is made of 100% bee wax. Once it is empty, one just have to turn it upside down to transform it into a candle. The wood lid of the packaging becomes a base for the candle. Another Packplay project.

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GO!

Posted: November 12th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, spain | Comments Off

Creative Agency: Pixelbox Estudio Gráfico S.L.U.
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Diseños Textiles García y García
Location: Asturias, Spain

Illustrations and design packaging for single use towels . The challenge was to create an inexpensive package, easy to store and very striking. Printed in neon ink. Challenge completed!
The pack won a Motiva2014 award and was selected at the Anuaria Design Awards

ROTTEN FRUIT (Concept)

Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Concepts, Europe, France, Home Living | Comments Off

Designer: Manon Fauvel
Project Type: Concept
Location:Bordeaux, France

Bin bags : An item we use everyday, but too often lacks originality.

Today we turn something useful into something pleasant.

With "ROTTEN FRUIT" you can say goodbye to bad smells in your kitchen.

"ROTTEN FRUIT" is a new range of bin bags with the texture and natural scent of fruits.

The range is simple and effective to use, with a system similar to a box of tissues, they are easy to remove one by one from the packaging.

The box is made mainly with transparent plastic allowing the user to see through it the texture of the fruit. This allows the brand to stand out on the shelves and get noticed by consumers.

"ROTTEN FRUIT" is launching three bag sizes (30L, 50L, 100L) making them adaptable to 3 different bin sizes.

The range has been created for people passionate about cooking and homemaking. Now taking out the bin bag is no longer a chore, but a real pleasure.

With "ROTTEN FRUIT" you can become the king or queen of the neighbourhood with your strawberry, watermelon or pineapple under arm. If that isn't true class then what is!
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Tälja

Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, sweden | Comments Off

Designer: Jakob Nielsen
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Tälja
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Tälja is the swedish word for woodcarving. And it’s also the name of a new product – a special little woodcarving kit.

The idea behind Tälja is that you need to take a pause. A pause from modern life. Calm down. Do something real. Create something with your hands. Something you can hold. Something you can smell. Maybe something you can use.

This is "Creative meditation for human beings”.


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The 3M Volume-Down Packaging

Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Germany, Health Care, Home Living | Comments Off

Creative Agency: Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH
Creative Directors: Martin Pross, Matthias Spaetgens, Robert Krause, Wolf Schneider
Concept: Nils Tscharnke, Sebastian Frese
Art Directors: Sebastian Frese, Ralf Schroeder
Copywriter: Nils Tscharnke
Photographer: Markus Mueller
Account Manager: Josef Hoehnow
Agency Producer: Benito Schumacher
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: 3M Deutschland GmbH
Location: Neuss, Germany

The task was to develop an original promotional packaging solution that immediately conveyed the product value of 3M’s Solar Earplugs – a product targeted at end users frequently requiring effective noise protection (such as musicians and festival-goers). 3M turned the purpose of the earplugs – to reduce noise – into an original package design. The container's cap looks like the volume knob of a hi-fi system; when opening it to reach the earplugs, one seems to be turning down the volume.