These colourful bottles are a series of aloholic drinks - Strike. The packaging was design by a Russian studio Airdesign for Shekhvatov & Bros. The bottle somehow reminds me of cough syrup, but I still like the joyful colour palette.
Death By Colour’s design for Lunar Vine caught my attention with its stained glass ornaments and strong colour palett, which certainly lives up to the name of the studio. After some trouble identifying the vinery, I learned that the wine packaging was not a real product at all. It’s what kept Micheal Lonergan busy when the projects at work weren’t piling up on his desk. If you happen to have some time to burn, with the economy the way it is, consider following Michael's example. Design something extraordinary, to keep yourself occupied, inspired and to keep your portfolio fresh. Here’s Michael’s description of the project:
Emil Kozak comes from Denmark and, strangely enough, his designing career started as a result of his profound love for skateboarding. More precisely for skateboard art, which, in due time, led to creating his own studio situated in Barcelona. It specializes in clean and smart designs, with perhaps little colour but are often rich in creativity.
Les Ettes is a French-Austrian perfume producer. Emil Kozak was approached by the company to redesign some of their products. “I wanted it to be really girly and colorful and at the same time have a functional and easy system for scalable product lines.” The design plays around with the concept of circles and dots featured in the company’s logo, using one colour for the basic product line packaging. According to Emil, the bottles are “lightweight, compact, shatter resistant and re-usable”.
HEMA Delicatessen Line
Recently we have featured packaging design for a Dutch department store HEMA by PROUDdesign (read here). This one was designed by Amsterdam-based Koeweiden Postma. Their Delicatessen line is distinguished by its hand painted patterns used throughout the series.
The margin of freedom for the Creatives was fairly high. This was also possible, because the packaging didn't have to compete with other products, since HEMA only sells its own brand.
A color system was created for the different packages. The main colors (top half of the labels) were used to mark the different product categories, like oils (brown), vinegar (grey) pestos and sauces (purple), crackers (blue-violet), while sub-colors (lower half) were used to differ products within categories.
The somewhat earthy colors, as well as the patterns used on the labels, were chosen to reflect the Mediterranean origins of the products."
More photos of the line as well as some of the watercolor patterns they used after the jump.
12 Inches of label
Don't they wrap around the bottle like the Eden serpent around the Tree of Knowledge? Tempting... Another interesting piece by War Design, awarded a Distinction at 2008 AGDA awards.
Yulia Brodskaya's Milk Packaging
Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian designer currently living in London. Yulia is known for her beautiful and intricate paper-cut work and illustrations and has won the 1st prize in the Russian Conceptual Packaging Design Competition. My favorite piece in her portfolio is the above packaging for milk. The design is simple yet funky and the curvy lines work well with the structure of the package. I don't know if the pitcher would be convenient in use, with the handle situated far to the side (you might need to lift the package rather high in order to pour the milk) but I like its "M" shape none-the-less. It certainly makes the product range easily recognizable. Unfortunately the project, created for Cravendale, was never produced.