Student Spotlight: Dustin Yip
"Lady Belle's Gourmet Sauces: The design and packaging for barbecue sauce bottles out there are not very pleasing, hoping that the design doesn't reflect the taste of what's in the bottle. I decided to mock up a brand that cares not only for its taste, but the design and look as well. The two exclusive sauces come packaged in an antique like crate with the logo engraved on the cover. My illustration style for this project was influenced by the works of Alphonse Mucha."
Designed by Dustin Yup, a recent graduate of The Art Institute of California - Orange County.
Student Spotlight: Coppola Wine Redesign
Henry Lannan is a recent graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Hi completed a wine redesign project from one of his advanced packaging classes:
"Essentially we were tasked to take a wine label and evolve the design ever so slightly. I decided to take elements that I thought could be improved and created a better working
type system for the varietals. The wine shipper box they use is also 1 color flexo printing on cardboard, so I made a version that would perhaps sell in a wine shop."
One more shot after the jump.
Student Spotlight: Jared Welle
Jared Welle, is recent graphic design graduate of Brainco: The Minneapolis School of Advertising, Design, and Interactive Studies, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He sends in two of his latest projects, Kayon and Minnetonka Moccasins. Descriptions of each and many more images, after the jump.
Student Spotlight: Laura Berglund
New work by Laura Berglund, student at The Kansas City Art Institute:
"This project was focused on branding a self-proposed topic, mine being a hot air ballooning company, Reve (a french term meaning "to dream", since the hot air balloon originated in France) that ends each tour with a picnic and champagne. Most ballooning companies out there are very childish and unrefined, so my goal was to create a ballooning brand that was more than that– something classy and sophisticated, yet still with an easy-going and friendly vibe, to keep it approachable.
I discovered during my research of hot air balloons that the first balloon to take flight landed in an angry farmer's field, who came running out of his house with a pitchfork ready to attack the intruders. The flyers appeased him with the champagne they brought along, and ever since, it has become a tradition to drink champagne after every balloon excursion.
Thus, I created a line of food packaging, including champagne of course, which was designed upside down to reference the shape of the hot air balloon. I incorporated hand-generated typography to keep in line with the friendly attitude, using only pops of bright color, yet black and kraft paper brown became the dominant colors, to keep it refined."
Many more images of this beautiful line after the jump!
Student Spotlight: Au Lait
Warissara Muangsaen, a recent graphic design graduate from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design sends in her latest project: "Flavoured milk ‘Au Lait’ is an exploration that resembles the old aesthetic of traditional milk carrier while adding the simplistic modern form with an illustration on the bottle to go with today’s market."