New work sent in to us by Andy Mangold, a sophomore studying Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art:
"Monopoly, in spite being the classiest of all board games, unfortunately is packaged just as boringly and uncreatively as every other garbage board game on the shelves. So, I decided to repackage it... turning the class up to 11.
All of the boxes are made out of chocolate brown mat board and skinned in cream arches cover. The final package is just over 10" x 10" x 1.5" and includes smaller containers for all of the various pieces and cards and a laser-cut holder for all of the houses and hotels."
Monopoly is my all time favorite board game, and I love his take on it. I would love a Monopoly set like this!
Karlsson's Vodka – great bottle and crown design and some wonderfully simple label layouts – taking cue's from wine tasting notes, and brewmaster's seals in the beer/ale category.
Despite his modest attitude, Hans Brindfors is one of Sweden's best-known art directors and designers, with an international reputation.
He began his career with Arbmans, at the end of the creative and innovative sixties. Later, when working with Carlsson & Broman, he laid the foundation for the Absolut Vodka concept. In 1978, together with two partners, he started the Brindfors Advertising Agency and made important contributions to SAS, IKEA, Hennes & Mauritz as well as many other companies and brand names that were becoming internationally recognized. Brindfors opened agencies in Düsseldorf, Oslo, Malmö, Brussels and Helsinki, and was voted the leading Swedish advertising agency of the eighties.
A few years later, Hans Brindfors was awarded the Swedish advertising world's finest prize, "Platinaägget" (The Platinum Egg). In 1992, he and his partners sold their company to the British Lowe Group, part of the New York-based Interpublic Group.
Most people would probably have been satisfied with such an outstanding career, and rested on their laurels – but not Hans. On the contrary! Instead, he left the ad agency and started Brindfors Design, from 1999 part of Enterprise IG Group. And with his creative direction for Karlsson´s vodka perhaps starting a new chapter in the Swedish vodka story.
Lot's of rich information and all the interesting background stories can be read on the Karlsson's website.
Designed by Graphic Designers Anna Oddbjörn & Malin Ringsby, and Production leaders Lina Tuikka, Emelie Strand & Felix Öhman - all students at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm. Fazer Tombola was the winning team in the students competition "Embrink Re:design Award 2008 - Fazer Out Of The Box", hosted by swedish design firm Embrink. More after the jump.
Newfoundland-based Berg Water bottles pure water from icebergs. Their bottle has a nice sculptural shape and the slight touch of blue/green bring to mind the crystal clear northern waters where icebergs are found. The product will be launched in January 2009.
Unfortunately I could not get the name of the designer or sculptor for the structural design. (Images courtesy of Berg Water)
Via Press Release:
"Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) today announced the 2008 launch of the first sparkling naturally sweetened, reduced-calorie beverage in the U.S. made with TRUVIA™ natural sweetener. Sprite Green™, the new reduced-calorie Sprite line extension, is the first of what the Company expects will be many new, naturally sweetened, reduced, low and zero-calorie beverages sweetened with TRUVIA natural sweetener in the future.
Sprite Green is naturally sweetened with TRUVIA brand sweetener and has 50 calories per 8.5-ounce serving and 5% lemon juice. Sprite Green was created to appeal to active young adults and will be launched in two U.S. cities this month in distinctive 8.5-ounce aluminum bottles. Initial availability will be limited to teen and young adult-oriented locations and events with a broader rollout planned for early 2009."