Student Spotlight: FIT Graduates, Part II
1. Naga Tea by Emily Berry
"Jasmine, lavender and rose-bud tea. Based on the legend of the naga serpent who caused havoc when the Earth is mistreated, Naga Tea gives back to the environment. Once the tea is finished the outer packaging is planted in the interior packaging to grow a new crop of tea lea leaves."
2. Chelsea Market by Eunsoo Tchah
"Chef-inspired gourmet private label packaging."
3. Grotto by Eva Pieczynski
"Grotto is a line of balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. It is targeted towards consumer who cherish great quality and tradition when it comes to food and seeks for a fine, traditional product."
4. Seakids by Griffin Blane
"A line of swimming gear for children between five and ten. Hand drawn illustrations appeal to kids and moms."
chipiddy do dah
My much anticipated Jan/Feb 08 issue of Saveur arrived – the one where they showcase their top 100 favourite things of the past year. Listed among plenty new-to-me tasty treats, I found some of my longtime loves: Big Turk, the fantastic Canadian chocolate covered turkish delight bar; Gastronomica, a magazine that probes a little further into the hows and whys of what we eat; and Marks and Spencer’s Crisps.
These crisps might taste like ordinary potato chips (they don’t), but the packaging has them looking like they’re in a whole different strata-sphere.
Munching on these makes me feel less like I am noshing on some pedestrian high-fat, low quality, faux-food snack and more like I am treating myself to something just a little bit upper crust. Now, I am not sure if all the credit goes to the clear, sharp, refined packaging or if it is the word ‘Crisps’, that also causes me to sit up a bit straighter and actually use a napkin (though they do deserve to have every last morsel liked off of the fingers).
At any rate, the clean white bag lends a healthy vibe, the bold lettering in bright colours with a simple stack of the chips alongside easily denotes the flavour – no mistaking them, even from across the store. The gourmet taste is matched well to the premium look of the package…and to my tastebuds.
Student Spotlight: Twigs
"Twigs Plant Boutique is a company that specializes in plants for the home. The designs I am submitting are for their 'gourmet' line which features herbs and spices, perfect for the heart of the home-- the kitchen. The line consists of gourmet plant food, seeds for planting and pre-planted seeds that come in a biodegradable container which can be placed in the soil to decompose. It is inspired by olive oil and vinegar bottles and the traditional design aesthetics that come with modern packaging of cooking-ware. The vibrant leaf-shaped images resembling a plant provoke feelings of a happy home with scenes of spring, gardens, flowers, etc."
Designed by Lindsay Perkins, a recent graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design. Many more images after the jump.