When Bloom Farms first approached Pavement nearly three years ago, Michael Hester, Principal & Creative Director, felt hesitant to take on this new client. Cannabis was (and arguably still is) a bit of a polarizing subject. By working with Bloom Farms, the agency has helped pave the way for more luxury cannabis items that don’t rely on the stoner stereotype, including these elegant hand rolls. We chatted with Mike about working with packaging that has such a small surface area, cannabis regulations, and the process for expanding the brand.
Yasss kween! Not only is The Wing, a new New York City social club made just for women, but it was also designed by an all-female team from Pentagram. Feminine, retro, and yet totally badass, The Wing looks like the perfect space for connecting with other amazing driven ladies. It’s fun and cheeky while still embracing a completely genuine vibe.
People love purchasing products that are unique and feel personal, and it doesn’t get much more personal than Formel, a perfume concept from Elvira Jacobi. With a formula and packaging that is based off of your personal information, likes, and dislikes, no two perfumes are alike.
Most people reserve sarongs for a beachy getaway, but this packaging concept for Peranakan Hipwrap Sarong will have you wanting one for everyday. Bright colors and elaborate patterns make it an absolute standout, and it honors the history of Southeast Asia. Developed by Zilin Yee, the project intends to tell a story with beautiful, natural elements.
The old is new again. We've been seeing lots of designs that are inspired by the aesthetic of the past, whether it's vintage block type contrasted with hand lettering, blind embossed background patterns, ornate crests, or lithographic illustrations. Take a look back to the past with some of our favorite vintage-inspired packaging designs.
There are endless ways to keep yourself feeling inspired in your work, but which one works for you? Turning off the phone and going for a walk in the park, spending an afternoon at your favorite museum, exploring outside interests and hobbies, seeing a live show, or taking a trip somewhere...the list goes on.
We want to know: where do you find design inspiration to keep the creative juices flowing?
Find some good luck in the New Year! For their 5th year designing collections for the Chinese New Year, Hong Kong studio Blow has crafted up some truly stunning packets with absolutely exquisite details. We asked Ken Lo, Founder & Design Director of Blow, some questions to learn more about this year’s process, exploring design ideas, and printing techniques.