Aimed at ‘the modern gentleman’ and inspired by the ‘witty and wildly creative’ personality of parent brand Penhaligon’s, global design agency jkr designed a new range of men’s grooming products called Bayolea.
Austrian design studio, Bureau Rabensteiner kicked off the first of many of its hotel branding design projects with luxury resort Trofana Alpin located in the Alpine country of Austria.
Inspired by the hotel’s rustic, mountain setting and the traditional charm of the its 40-year history and family lineage, Bureau Rabensteiner produced a clean, minimalist and elegant design that evokes the wonder of the Alpines.
Anya Hindmarch's new collection brings nostalgia to all of us. Her clutch collection is based off vintage cereal boxes. She juxtaposes luxury with mini-mart products with her Imperial Family line and her newest Kellogg cereal clutches.
"Anya Hindmarch’s The Imperial Family
English fashion designer Anya Hindmarch’s Imperial Family is bringing luxury to the not-so-luxurious world of mini-mart products. She’s created a packaging design inspired clutch collection in the form of python skins digitally printed with cereal and match box art, accented with suede lining, and gold hardware closures. Even though her online mart is open 24/7, you better act fast if you want to add the Imperial Family to your closet."
Tala Originals, designed by Broadbase Design, has evolved from packaging into product - where the designs are printed directly onto the surface of the product itself. The 2014 range features a nostalgic typographic badge inspired by early 20th century printed ephemera and geometric linear patterns (leaves on the Tea Caddy, wheat on the Flour Sifter and rice on the Cook’s Measure). Most of these products are from the Tala heritage archives and have been brought up-to-date with the latest print technology which turns them into something to display rather than sit at the back of the cupboard. The treatment also makes them suitable as gifts and for the client, George East Housewares, this opens up whole new retail markets.
If you love our collection of 25 Swiss Mid Century Package Designs, check out this collection of 20 Vintage Dutch package designs. Again, here we see a heavy use of typography, bold colors and graphics - substraits were mainly paper boxes and tin canisters. Let us know what you think and comment below!
Who's game for some good old-fashioned fun? Over the weekend, I grabbed coffee at my favorite local shop and went to check out the bontique shops. Ridley’s House of Novelties vintage box got my attention.
The illustrations really capture the dime-store/magic-shop gestalt of these products. I was also impressed with how far they were willing to go with the faux-vintage background color of these boxes. Personally, I’m attracted to the time-worn look of old retail boxes that you find in thrift shops, but I wonder if some stores might be put off by packages that looks almost shop-worn even though they’re brand new.
At The Dieline we LOVE our coffee. It is evident in our morning lattes, and afternoon espresso. We have put together a list of 30 Creative Coffee Packages, yes, thirty! We love coffee that much. Our selection includes our resident coffee, Handsome Coffee - The latest 3 Region Blend packaging from our friends at Starbucks and one of my personal favorite, Gravity Coffee, from New Zealand. Don't forget to comment below! What are some of YOUR favorite coffee packages?
we are boq had been working for the past 3 years in a new packaging system for Conserveira de Lisboa, a traditional shop in Lisbon specialized in tinned fish since 1930. Since all products are hand-wrapped in the store, the work consisted in designing the wrappers and identity system for their three brands of tinned fish: Tricana, Minor and Prata do Mar.
"The challenge with this project was that the store has a long tradition in terms of packaging and the last time they tried a radical change their clients didn't like it. They told us that they needed new wrappers without changing anything."
"In 1958, Polaroid hired graphic designer Paul Giambarba to help them develop a new visual brand that would separate them from Kodak. What Paul designed was a simple, beautiful and unique visual language. At its core was a color bar system and sans-serif typeface that is still recognizable today. The typeface used in the branding is News Gothic, by Morris Fuller Benton."
I stumbled across this amazing vintage packaging, a case of U.S. Aqua Pure Drinking Water. Water in a can! Designed in the 1950's during the height of the nuclear age, the can is "impervious to nuclear fallout." Great stuff, check it out below!
There were too many great finds to not do a second post. I found this wooden beer crate to be especially intersting. The antiques dealer gave me a tip and explained that the way to spot an original from a fake is to look for "Since 1879" as opposed to 2 dates listing a time bracket such as 1879-2011. Have a look inside the post to see what an original looks like.
If you go to a flea market and see something great you think should be in the vintage section on The Dieline, tweet it to me @meg_cummins.
Last weekend I went to one of the best flea markets I've ever been to and it was right across the bay on Treasure Island. There were so many great vintage tins. The photos actually turned out pretty good for an iPhone! Have a look inside the post.
I'd never stopped to think how challenging designing a spool label would be. You get one tiny sticker to house all of the necessary information and double as an attractive, branded label. Have a look at this collection of vintage spools that successfully accomplished this.
We've posted cereal boxes here and there in the past, but never have we come across such a massive collection that follows multiple brands over the years. This bunch lets you step back and see the evolution of the cereal industry as a whole, not to mention a great walk down memory lane of sugary happiness as a kid. Which ones catch your eye? I love the old Fruit Loop boxes.
To honor the relaunch of the original Doritos Taco Flavor chips, Frito-Lay relaunched them in the original 1960's packaging" Via Wikipedia:
"Numerous impromptu online support groups have sprung up over the years among devoted fans who miss the original Taco Doritos flavor formula. Reincarnations and relaunches of the Taco Doritos, ... did not recreate the original Taco flavor. In late 2010 the Taco flavor recipe that was used in the 1980's returned in a limited edition "retro" styled bag incorporating the original Doritos logo, and in early 2011 the company announced that this incarnation would remain in the permanent product line-up."
"The Milbro Favourite was many people's first reel in the immediate post war years. It was made of brass and sold to the British Public by Milbro of Scotland. This firm of tackle makers became notorious by kitting out a railway train carriage as a tackle shop and touring the outer platforms of the Kingdom. Had you been on Platform 3 at Derby Station at some point in 1950 perhaps you bought this reel."