I’ve said I’m a sucker for nice packaging (which is true), but I’ll amend that statement slightly. The word ‘sucker’ implies regret, and while I love to save a buck, I love great design more. When a company invests its resources in good branding and packaging I actually do respect them more, and am glad to give them my business. Plus having something beautiful on your person or in your home can be almost like a pretty accessory, even if it’s…popcorn.
Enough ranting, here are two items with gorgeous packaging that totally caught my eye this week and said ‘buy me!’
1. BOOM CHICKA POP: bold, striking, eyecatching. The picture doesn’t even do it justice; this is printed with great fluorescent inks. Gorgeous!
2. Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade: I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it. Look at this gorgeous vintage-inspired bottle! This is all I drink from now on.
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging. Quite often I find myself dropping way more dough than is sensible, based on nothing else. Here are a couple recent examples. Huge props to the designers of the following:
Califia Farms almond milk
First off, you’ve got to love that curvatious bottle! Eye-catching even at a distance, then feels great in the hands. Upon closer inspection, here is a gorgeous logo and typography that all works harmoniously to evoke a retro and slightly exotic feel. Brava, Califia! In the basket you go.
This is interesting because I admit this would never be my go-to aesthetic, but I love this design. On the surface it seems like the simple serif logo paired with B&W photography could potentially be boring, but it completely works. Why? Because it’s the polar opposite of the mass-market chip aesthetic, and therefore it stands out by virtue of being understated. But it doesn’t end there! The photos are totally quirky and charming, and the color palate is unexpected and fresh.
A snip-snip here and a cut-cut there and a couple of la-dee-da’s—and here you have it, ladies and gents, the brand new re:design blog!
Check it out! After a long period of disuse, the blog is back in action. And what more fitting way to kick off this renewed effort of redesigning the world one product at a time than to put a new face on the blog itself.