Archive for the ‘packaging’ Category
Post by Jeanine Henderson
Steve Simpson’s lush and vibrant imagery is a delightful blend of illustration, design, color, and typography. Based in Ireland, he’s an award-winning illustrator of packaging and children’s books, and considers vintage illustration & packaging to be a huge influence on his work—particularly the work of Jim Flora, Mary Blair and Ed Emberly.
This packaging for Flour Pot Bakery by Sara Nicely grabbed our attention… oh so subtly. Simple, beautiful typography! What’s not to love?
In Sara’s words: The Flour Pot Bakery Pot strives for a healthy diet with high quality, natural ingredients and environmentally friendly practices. This identity system was designed to convey the unique and handmade qualities of the bakery. The hand-drawn type was inspired by the wiry Christmas lights arranged throughout the dining area. I chose to design a menu that could be carried home without hassle. An alternate menu for lunch is available for guests who dine in.
Ok, does this packaging not make you smile? So fun and cheerful! 8th Continent Soymilk’s website is just as charming (with recipes, to boot!). I *think* it was designed by art director Erin Butner. (Please correct me if I’m wrong.) And the illustrations are by Ben Javens, who is a must-see illustrator.
Phin & Phebes Ice Cream packaging is so whimsical and fun, it looks good enough to eat! Designed by Jefferson Cheng, it was inspired by the chalkboard wall at the test kitchen of Phin & Phebes where they listed and sketched out all of their ice cream flavor offerings. The ice cream (and packaging) is now available at certain Whole Foods stores in the Northeast… I wish they’d come near me.
Designed by Jefferson Cheng
Art direction: Crista Freeman & Jess Eddy
We love to see products that are well-designed and — bonus! — use illustration and unique typography. Who doesn’t? They stand out from the pack and can surprise you and make you smile. This packaging is no exception. In fact, it has a smile built in. Botanical Bakery out of Napa Valley was designed by David Brier for DBD International.