Grafica Della Strada by Louise Fili

Grafica Della Strada by Louise Fili

The moment we met Louise Fili we found ourselves inspired by her over-and-over.  Whether it was watching her speak at a Dieline conference, or her recommending the best restaurants in Venice or where to grab gelato in Florence, one thing is for sure, Louise knows Italy like no one else! 

Grafica Della Strada is Louise Fili's typographic love letter to Italy: a photographic diary of a forty year obsessions with signs from Torino to Taormina, and just about everywhere else in between - in gold leaf, mosaic, marble, brass, ceramic, enamel, wrought iron, and neon. 

Books are available for pre-order now.

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Opinion: 10 Food Packaging Innovations

Opinion: 10 Food Packaging Innovations

Many of us who live in towns and cities inclusive of a landfill site are aware of the damage that waste is doing to our environment. In recent years industry regulators have begun to knuckle down on environmental waste to try and curb our disposable lifestyle habits. We know from recent statistics that in 2013, the grocery sector alone produced approximately 6.5 megatonnes of waste, including 1.2 megatonnes of packaging. 

The solution lies not within replacing food and drink packaging totally, as the need for protective and robust casing will always remain strong, however changes can be made without having to sacrifice quality and wastage. Food manufacturers worldwide are increasingly looking to create aesthetically-pleasing, ecologically-sound packaging that will both appeal to the consumer and protect the environment. Food packaging supplier Sovereign has put forward ten examples that adhere to these ethical guidelines.

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FOREO LUNA™ Mini

FOREO LUNA™ Mini

Here is another one of those futuristic designs out in the market and it can be found in your local beauty store. The FOREO LUNA Mini is a one of a kind structure that helps cleanse and exfoliate the skin to perfection. With such a neat creation, a specific packaging design was necessary to fully display the product. A clear plastic was used, an idea drawn from the product’s base, to tie everything together. The container contours, and a paper insert is used as a pedestal, elevating the object. 

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Machine Dear Album Cover

Machine Dear Album Cover

A trippy optical illusion, made by OddFischlein for Machine Dear’s Album cover. If you look closely, you can see the band’s logo installed in the center in a black and white striped pattern, outlined repetitively in the same striped design, ultimately creating this visual fallacy. The design is then taken and overlapped with another motif that can be slipped on and off, conclusively animating the entire piece. 

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Rogue Society

Rogue Society

Auckland based One Design designed Rogue Society - a new brand of premium, artisan style gin. As the aim of Rogue Society was to reinvent, reinterpret and then re-present gin to an influential and discerning crowd, the brand was positioned to appeal to fashion-forward males with a high disposable incomes. 

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Cheese Fables

Cheese Fables

Fabula Branding developed the adorable line “Cheese Fables” for Turov Dairy Factory. The rectangular window box gives you a peek through of the cheese roll steeped with various herbs. The container is “garnished” with a pastel color overlaid with a white tick-mark pattern. A custom made badge sits in the center highlighting the name of the product, while two charismatic characters bracket. 

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