London agency Stranger & Stranger have designed the most sublime packaging for The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Modeled on a Victorian Rum bottle and embelleshed with illustrations of the mythical Kraken sea monster, the design exudes adventure and mystery. Head on over to Notcot for a great article about The Kraken media kit, containing pieces of evidence which prove that the sea monster really does exist.
MadeThought have created this beautiful packaging for a new range of high-end products by the Chinese tea house and restaurant Yauatcha. I love the hints of colour and pattern that tease the eye and the subtle designs are the perfect balance to the indulgent materials used.
Great packaging design by Hampus Jageland for AB – a spice range for visually impaired people.
Last year I blogged about the packaging for Help Remedies after its clean design caught my eye. Since adding a variety of different remedies to their product offering, Help Remedies have teamed up with NY design studio ChappsMalina and Little Fury to redesign the packaging to better differentiate each remedy.
With their rich colours and patterns that resemble the interior of a decedent boudoir, the packaging for Voluspa’s fragrances and candles is as much of a treat as the products inside.
Fresh from the dieline blog is Lauren Golembiewski’s quirky packaging for a line of hot sauces (created as part of a student project). The concept for the sauces, which encourage people to question conventional taste, was inspired by the Dada movement. Lauren has embraced the Dadaists rejection of logic by giving the sauces nonsensical names such as Zoost and Twing and used the Dada style collage for the packaging design. The colourful wooden bottle tops and explosive carrier are lovely touches.
Graphic Designer Steve Haslip has come up with a sustainable and reusable way to send and keep t-shirts – a box that turns into a hanger. It’s a gem of an idea.