Green is no longer just a color. It's now the symbol of ecology and a verb. Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the "Green Man" - a symbol of fertility.  In Muslim countries, it is a holy color and in Ireland, a lucky color. Today's greens can be found in a wide range of objects: pea soup, emeralds, wasabi, and sage. This week we take a closer look at some of the latest branding and packaging designs colored green.

Carlsberg Beauty

Gentlemen, please groom responsibly. Introducing Beer Beauty from Carlsberg Beer, the perfect hair and skincare line for beer lovers everywhere!

“Carlsberg Laboratories, the Research and Development arm of Carlsberg Breweries, has, together with cosmetics producer Urtegaarden, created a series of male grooming products made from real Carlsberg beer. It is a fact that the main ingredients in Carlsberg lager – barley, hops & yeast – are rich in vitamin B and silicium – both of which are said to have beautifying properties for both hair and skin.”

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Lots of skincare lines have engaging packaging but lack healthy, wholesome ingredients — or vice versa. Well, Naravân has the best of both worlds. Using chemical-free components to create their line of skincare products, Memo & Moi designed simply beautiful packaging that clearly communicates the brand’s purpose and standards.

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Marc Jacobs' Latest Fragrance: Decadence

Now this is something worth talking about. Designed by Established, the new fragrance for Marc Jacobs is packaged with luxury in mind. With a variety of textured substrates, everything from snakeskin, to gold, to emerald glass, this packaging truly lives up to its name: Decadence.

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The Seaweed Bath Co.

The Seaweed Bath Co.’s design seems inspired by vintage postcards you might pick up at the beach boardwalk. With gently faded hues and beautifully opposing fonts, the brand captures the perfect beach day in a bottle. Make and Matter worked with the Austin, Texas-based company to create their new packaging system.

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Starbucks Cool Symbols of Summer

Summer isn't over yet! 
If you've gone to Starbucks to cool down with a nice iced coffee this summer season you've probably noticed their fun and unique cup designs. Hand-drawn symbols of summer that are both fun and very retro! Each cup size showcases one of the four cool summer designs. Don't forget to admire them before the sun sets and summer is officially over. 

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Edamame- One Smart Bean

Everyone knows that junk food is, well, junk. And yet when we’re pressed for time or have limited options, it’s something easy to turn to. Seeing the lack of healthy food options at events in South Africa, The Hardy Boys and THB Disturbance decided to change the face of fast food and also educate consumers.

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Conker Spirit

“That’s the spirit.” For Dorset’s first gin distillery, Conker Spirit, interabang has created an absolutely fascinating design. Conker takes a step away from tradition to pursue the new and exciting, all while focusing on premium quality.

“Design cues were taken from the name, which inspired the shell-like shape of the main label. The name also led to the ‘CO’ ligature in the word marque (a graphic conker on a string), which is used as a visual shorthand for the brand.”

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Elizabeth Freeman