The old is new again. We've been seeing lots of designs that are inspired by the aesthetic of the past, whether it's vintage block type contrasted with hand lettering, blind embossed background patterns, ornate crests, or lithographic illustrations. Take a look back to the past with some of our favorite vintage-inspired packaging designs.
There are endless ways to keep yourself feeling inspired in your work, but which one works for you? Turning off the phone and going for a walk in the park, spending an afternoon at your favorite museum, exploring outside interests and hobbies, seeing a live show, or taking a trip somewhere...the list goes on.
We want to know: where do you find design inspiration to keep the creative juices flowing?
Find some good luck in the New Year! For their 5th year designing collections for the Chinese New Year, Hong Kong studio Blow has crafted up some truly stunning packets with absolutely exquisite details. We asked Ken Lo, Founder & Design Director of Blow, some questions to learn more about this year’s process, exploring design ideas, and printing techniques.
We all have seen consumer products with net weight, identity and distribution statements, but who regulates the size, position, verbiage, readability and other standards of the type? Let's dive into the packaging regulations we have and why, and what we can expect in the future for the rules designers will need to follow.
Flood Creative is not a run-of-the-mill design agency. When new brands approach them, the Flood team is prepared to build it from scratch, and they have successfully turned underperforming brands around and given them new life. Paula Grant, Founder and CEO, Stuart Whitworth, Chief Creative Officer, and Renée Whitworth, Strategic director sat down with us to explain more about Flood Creative’s process and how they balance the interests of the team and their clients.