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Japanese Noh Whisky

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: Japan, Japan masks, japanese packaging, Japanese whisky, karuizawa distillery, Noh, noh Japanese, noh theater, packaging design, whisky labels | Comments Off

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The Japanese Karuizawa distillery has a rather interesting vintage whisky range, called Noh Whisky. The lable design was inspired by the Japanese Noh theater, which is classical Japanese musical drama, performed since the 14th century. It would be interesting to know why the distillery decided to brand this whiskies range with traditional Noh performers and masks.

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Kona brewing

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: beer label, Hawaii, kona, kona brewing, Pacific Islands, packaging design, USA, vintage beer label | Comments Off

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Whilst researching about the Kona imperial Stout packaging design, which I posted last week, I came across the Kona brewing Co. The Kona brewing Co was started by the father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Each vintage style beer label is beautifully designed with a unique characteristic of Hawaii, such as the stand-up paddler on the calm waters of Maunalua bay, in the shadow of Koko Head and Koko crater.

Which beer label do you prefer?

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Year of the dragon – Nike air jordan

Posted: May 17th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: air jordan, artwork, china, Chinese inspired, Design, Ginger Monkey, Nike, Nike air jordan, packaging design, Year of the Dragon | Comments Off

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Nike created a limited edition Air Jordan packaging design for the Year of The Dragon, in collaboration with British designer Ginger Monkey. Ginger Monkey created the packaging artwork and later on his designs got incorporated into the shoe design, bag, some apparel, and a few more things to come. The design incorporates traditional Chinese inspired art such as the dragons, symbols and the colours red and gold

“I was challenged with creating a system to the design so that it could adapt to different size boxes and be rejigged by the Air Jordan designers. The final box size was yet to be fully determined so I needed to create artwork that could expand in width and height. All the elements therefore had to be individual so they could be shifted around without destroying the overall effect.”

If you like this design you might like this Chinese inspired Nike Clot Air Force 1 packaging design.

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Indian chocolate packaging

Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: India, india in a bar, Indian chocolate, indian packaging, packaging design, traditional indian | Comments Off

 

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Packaging created for a range of chocolate bars inspired by unique flavors found in some of the regions across the Indian sub-continent.

Conceptualized by Alok Nanda and Company for Filter, each wrapper uses traditional motifs and graphics to bring alive the design. From paisley prints and lace patterns to traditional borders and regional elements, it’s all been represented in monochromatic glory to veer away from the pop colours and kitsch designs commonly linked to India. The result is packaging with a refinement and elegance that’s rather delicious, even if we do say so ourselves.

The chocolates are available in six variants. Madras Kapi (Coffee), Local Nimboo Sherbet (Lime), Indian Paan (Betel Leaf), Gujarati Aamras (Mango), Kerala Dalchini (Cinnamon) and Parsi Ceremonial Rose.

For more information: Facebook – Filtershop  

 

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North American teapee packaging design

Posted: March 13th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: Canada, Indian, Native Americans, nomadic lifestyle, North American tea, packaging design, teapee, teepee, tipi, USA | Comments Off

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Not only is the packaging an eye catcher but the name is just awesome. The clever wordplay from teepee to teapee is an instant seller.

Native American’s used to brew a cup of tea way before the first French and British settlers reached the shores of North America. Canadian student Sophie Pépin went back to the roots of the native american nomadic lifestyle and created a tea packaging that not only is directly inspired by teepees but also celebrates the skills of their legendary medical knowledge.

Each flavor has its own native american pattern which travels all the way around the packaging, serving as an opening mechanism. Once opened these beautifully designed teepee packagings reveal tea bags which are formed in a similar teepee style shape.

I like the fact I can grab the teepee poles and lift the tea bag into the cup making it a great North American tea experience from start to finish. Another fact that I like is that Sophie is bringing back a civilization almost disappeared. via packaginguqam

 

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Rein beer packaging design

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: beer packaging, Norway, Norwegian design, packaging design, packaging world, Rein beer, reindeer, scandinavian design | Comments Off

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The Rein beer is a beer which I would love to see in the shops. The Norwegian red colour just pops out, enhancing the beer’s shelf impact amongst the shades of a more traditional beer environment. Apart from the red colour, which is present in the national flag, on most barns and old fishermen cabins, Norway is also well-known for the reindeer as one of the national animals. A black illustration of a reindeer is featured on the packaging design, enriching the origin of the beer and differentiating itself from its competitors. A white colour was chosen for the logo, symbol and type, which again stands out from the red background colour.

The Rein beer packaging concept was created by Vladimir Pospelov and was a personal project of his. Thanks to Melissa from ideastosteal for the tip.

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Belarusian chocolate design

Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: Belarus, Belarusian chocolate, chocolate packaging, father frost, packaging design, Russia, russian santa claus, snow maiden | Comments Off

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You don’t see Belarusian chocolate design everyday. Therefore I am quite happy to have stumbled across this design at typophile. The chocolate bar design is a holiday special, and the girl resembles Снегурочка/Snegurochka – the Snow Maiden, one of the helpers of Father Frost, the Russian Santa Claus. The Snow Maiden is one of the main New Year/Christmas/Winter folklore figures of the region, who in this case wears a traditional Russian headwear called кокошник/Kokoshnik.

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Pagoda food packaging

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 | Author: rod | Filed under: china, chinese packaging, environmental, food packaging, packaging design, pagoda, take-away | Comments Off

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Most take-away food containers are more practical than aesthetically pleasing to the eye. In addition, the packaging often don’t reflect the cultural origins and the possible quality of the product which is carried around. German design büro Jo’s-buero and Conrad Gerlach wanted to reflect these cultural values and thus developed a Chinese food packaging.

The two were inspired by traditional Asian architecture and created a multi-storey box resembling a Pagoda building, which is especially common in China. Up to six boxes can be stacked up with this carrying system, making it easy to separate the different dishes so that eg. the vegetables don’t mix with the rice, fish or meat.

Each box is folded so that it doesn’t require glue, staples or other extra elements to hold it together. As soon as the lid of the box comes off the bottom part unfolds into a bowl. The bottom part is coated with a special wax so that any sauces or oils won’t leak through the paper. The chopsticks that come with the meal serve as a handle for the Pagoda when carried. Not only does the the Pagoda packaging look good but it is also made of 100% recyclable material. The packaging design is similar to another posts which I wrote about on Eco-Friendly Chinese Take-away packaging which is wroth a look at.

 What do you think about the design?

via dmig

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