Inauguration Day: Non-Profit Designs We Love
January 20th is right around the corner, and nobody really knows what to expect from future President Donald Trump. Feeling uncertain may be a given, but inaction does not have to be. In honor of the 2017 United States Presidential Inauguration, we want to highlight a few non-profits you can support that are doing exceptional work for great causes, and also have pretty impressive branding to boot. If you feel passionate about their work, we highly encourage you to donate or volunteer your time to make the United States a safe place for everyone.
Ummi Pays Tribute to the Culture It Comes From
Indonesian agency Nero | Graphic Atelier has designed the intricate and classy packaging for Ummi, a company that specializes in producing the traditional middle-eastern flatbread known Roti Maryam. The use of the mosiac pattern and the color scheme for this packaging solution pays tribute to the culture and land that the product is from, all the while elevating it to help it stand out on the shelves.
Lillevik Alpine Cider Serves Up Great Design
New Zealand agency makebardo designed the playful packaging and branding for Lillevik Alpine, a cider with strong European influences. Without artificial additives this refreshing cider has a perfect balance of sweet with a powerful flavor, all the while serving up great design.
The Brief 1/17/17: Design News You Might Have Missed
Not sure about you, but we’re still riding that New Year high. The Dieline’s got a lot to look forward to this year—we have some new and amazing people working with us and we welcomed our first The Dieline baby (woo Jess!)—plus, we’re rolling out a revamped blog design, even more events, and loads of new content just for you. At the end of 2016 we listened to your feedback, and now we’re keeping the stuff you know and love and adding in the things you want and need. Basically: more content that will help you grow as a designer plus all the best packaging design projects to inspire you.
So let’s get started, shall we? We’re kicking off some of these posts with our new feature, The Brief, your weekly link roundup for all news packaging and branding. Here’s what you might have missed.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with TEALEAVES' Lucky Envelopes
TEALEAVES is the bespoke tea blender of choice to five-star hotels and Michelin-star chefs worldwide. For the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, TEALEAVES has come out with a special edition Lucky Envelope, which includes two tea blends: Organic Long Life Green and Organic Imperial Oolong. The Lucky Envelope is designed as a gift to celebrate heritage, culture, and the "Year of the Rooster."
Enjoy More of that Holiday Flavor with Buddy’s Mulled Wine
The holidays may be over, but who says you can’t enjoy another glass or two of delicious mulled wine? Buddy sends out an end-of-year gift to clients and friends that’s absolutely perfect for the season: a red wine that’s been blended with subtle flavors like cinnamon and clove. The packaging for Buddy Mulled Wine 2016 takes the tradition and updates it with a totally modern, striking look.
Clean Green with these Vegan, Eco-Friendly Products
It doesn’t get much better for the environment than this. BIOZ GREEN is a line of cleaning supplies that you can feel good about using in your home—you won’t be using nasty chemicals and you won’t be harming animals. Estúdio Caxa developed the packaging for this bright and contemporary line of cleaning products that doesn’t force you to sacrifice your values.
Sleek and Sophisticated Packaging for America’s Oldest Whiskey
You can’t talk about whiskey without talking about Jack Daniel’s—after all, it’s the oldest registered distillery in the United States. To mark their 150th Anniversary, Cue developed some special edition packaging to celebrate. The sleek, sophisticated design looks incredibly refined and it shows off the gorgeous hue of the whiskey, instantly tempting you to pour another glass.
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How Stranger & Stranger Designed the Strangest Board Game
The Game of Stranger arrived at The Dieline’s doorstep shortly before the holiday break, and we all instantly dropped whatever we should have been working on to open it up. This was one holiday gift we couldn’t wait to see. This year’s Stranger & Stranger holiday gift certainly didn’t disappoint—it did, however, confuse, excite, and amaze us, all at once.
These Gorgeous Chinese New Year Packets are Sure to Bring Good Luck
Hong Kong studio Blow has continued their tradition of incorporating Polytrade paper for their series of Chinese New Year packets. Each design is stunning and exquisitely detailed, all the while incorporating traditional iconography and illustrations. We're pretty sure receiving one of these packets would mean extra good luck!
Pads & Tampons that will Make Your Period More Pleasant
Most women are less than enthused to have their period, as it usually means cramps, bloating, headaches, and a slew of other discomforts. LOLA might not be able to take away the pain, but it can make having your period a little nicer. With modern packaging designed by Karen Messing (complete with a soothing color palette), LOLA organic pads and tampons get delivered right to your door so you’re never scrambling last minute for feminine hygiene products.
There are so many chocolate brands out on the market today but none like XOC. Designed by Macarena Norambuena, Maria López, Mario Montull, the packaging for Spain’s beloved dessert is interpreted in a magical way. With a variety of uniquely shaped chocolates placed in packaging that makes consumers rethink how they interact with food, this concept is one for the books.