Zim and Zou

Amazing Paper sculptures!!

http://www.zimandzou.fr/70282/gallery

I really like how these guys keep their albums consistent through visual elements like these triangles.  I am not sure all albums of the same artist need to be consistent with each other, but sometimes it can be really nice.  In some cases, some albums are released together, or connect in some way, theme, etc, and for that this is perfect.  And these are all very different from each other while still coming off as similar, but my worry is that if the designs start to look too similar, people might get board with the same graphic elements, or may even confuse albums because of their similar look (especially when the album titles are not printed on the covers - if there are titles).  Regardless, I think these albums came out beautifully; once again going back to that theme of man -vs- nature.  I dig it.

giveme-design:

(via Experimental Muse Music Cover on Behance)

I really like how these guys keep their albums consistent through visual elements like these triangles.  I am not sure all albums of the same artist need to be consistent with each other, but sometimes it can be really nice.  In some cases, some albums are released together, or connect in some way, theme, etc, and for that this is perfect.  And these are all very different from each other while still coming off as similar, but my worry is that if the designs start to look too similar, people might get board with the same graphic elements, or may even confuse albums because of their similar look (especially when the album titles are not printed on the covers - if there are titles).  Regardless, I think these albums came out beautifully; once again going back to that theme of man -vs- nature.  I dig it.

giveme-design:

(via Experimental Muse Music Cover on Behance)

I think this is a pretty nice album design.  I think the consistency in animal print elements, etc.  I really like the justified, repeated text on the cover.  It’s kind of hard to read at first, but I think it remains effective due to the contrast and geometric type.  I really like the parallel between the song listing on the back of the album to the elephant trunk inside the booklet.  Very cool.  Once again, all black and white except the pop color for the names.  Great choice.  Effective.  Especially with animal print.

I think this is a pretty nice album design.  I think the consistency in animal print elements, etc.  I really like the justified, repeated text on the cover.  It’s kind of hard to read at first, but I think it remains effective due to the contrast and geometric type.  I really like the parallel between the song listing on the back of the album to the elephant trunk inside the booklet.  Very cool.  Once again, all black and white except the pop color for the names.  Great choice.  Effective.  Especially with animal print.

(Source: hungerpack)

I really like the simplicity of this album design.  It’s not overwhelming, but the few imagery included catch your attention.  No need for extra color with so little elements, just enough to make the name stand out.  I’m kind of second-guessing that chosen color though.  I’m not sure it pops as much as it could.  With such a neutral overall tone to the piece, it might be nice to have a bit more contrast.  The type layout on the booklet looks pretty nice as well.  The justified content in the lower left corner looks great, but I was unsure about the centered text above that. 

rambleandride:

Had the pleasure of designing this acoustic EP for Silian Rail this summer. It took five press runs on the Vandy 4-T Press, and it came out rather lovely, I think.

Take a listen to the album on the band’s Bandcamp page.

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I think this project came out pretty nice, clean, modern and urban-like. I appreciate the small color palette - it unifies the design.  Everything seems consistent with nice grids, colors, and visual elements.  I guess the only thing that throws me off is the random addition of colors to the web design, but maybe those are references other products from the same brand?  I get that you need some contrasting colors to make important things pop or advertise for specific items, but that’s about 3 colors that are not anywhere else in the brand design.  It’s not bad, just questionable.

mcmillianfurlow:

By Foundry Collective.

Very fun cigar packaging!  I know the whole mustache, hat, glasses theme is being totally over-done right now, but I still can’t help but like it.  It’s fun and just savvy enough to stand out.  These are the types of things that people enjoy buying - pretty stuff.  People notice eye-catching visuals.  People want to take those visuals home with them to show off, keep, or feed off of.  It’s a material world.. so let’s at least make our materials pretty and worth keeping.

I like that this designer only used black and the wood packaging; no color.  I think color would’ve thrown off this design.  It would’ve lost it’s poise. 

pierre-kleinhouse:

work in progress - a package design mockup for cigars in 4 different sizes.

a school project for Bezalel academy of art and design.

Good use of illustration.  Portrait illustrations are always fun to show play with, but sometimes it can be hard to turn that portrait into a design element for something bigger.  This packaging design is a great example of putting portrait illustrations to good use and out for the world to see.  I enjoy the fun placements of type within the portraits.  I also like the clean, justified block-like layout of the text on the back of the packages.  The border really helps to enclose all of that info into a nice organized section.  Nice overall mood of funny, artsy class.

rkaszuba:

Kael LittleRocky Road Bakery

This is a nice design-savvy drink line.  I like the use of patterns as the eye-catcher.  I haven’t worked with patterns too much, and have been meaning to delve into it.  I think patterns and repetition can be really useful in correlating products and themes in a quick and fun way.  The use of the black color blocks are kind of necessary to the designs, because otherwise the colorful patterns would be way too overwhelming. The black balances out exciting patterns and gives a nice place for text to rest.  Much different the average drink design, and I like it.

mrpacotv:

Designed by Katrina Radic, Serbia.

S415 post 10/10

One of the most important things about Package Design is how your product will stand out from all the adjacent products on the same shelf. If it all looks the same, people will most likely pass over it without even noticing. So with sodas, energy drinks, and even party drinks, it’s important to be bright and colorful like the energy your product is promoting.

Doublevee uses eccentric and unique designs that you don’t see on every other pop tab can. The contrast from the information banner to the colorful design is definitely a real eye catcher.

The patterns reflect a sense of playful luxury, which gives me a sense of it being a bit more of a quality product. If you’re trying to attract that much attention to yourself, you better be able to delivery quality, otherwise your whole marketing method is flawed.

In addition, a nice touch is how the product colors have a hint of correlation with the drink flavor, like the [orange] juice & vodka, the whiskey & cola (red tones like Coke-cola), and lighter colors for clear gin & tonic.

It’s very intelligently designed with plenty of thought into its style.

It’s kind of nice to see nothing but one single word and a picture on each one of these bottles, and that’s it.  Nothing else.  Self-explanatory.  Alluring imagery; alluring drink.  Once again, having this many fun and different designs, some people may want to collect them and show them off to friends.  Some may even give you a laugh - which all goes well with beer-drinking.  While I like this concept, I wonder if there would be more product information on the packaging?  I know when I look for a good beer, I want to see the alcohol content percentage, ingredients and place of brewery.  I think this information is too important to be left off the bottles completely.  Even if the info was just added to the bottoms of the bottles; I’d be happy.

(via lotsadesignstuff)

I think this Warhol vodka bottle came out great! Sticking to his general color palette and style really pulled the whole thing together.  I’ve always like backdrop effect on glass bottles like this, and I think it really worked for this project.  His name and work are what’s going to stand out to people, and those bright colors and image being magnified in your face helps people notice the bottle.  If I were to suggest anything, it would be to make a series of bottles with a number of his different famous works.  Like all other Warhol merchandise, they could be sold as collectibles, and would encourage people to want to buy the whole series.

designedd:

Heres a look at my Warhol Vodka packaging project that I just submitted into The Dieline contest! :) Most definitely has to be my favorite project and designed piece of my four years of education!

I’m a sucker artsy fartsy design stuff and nature.  This brand identity gives me the best of both worlds.  Incorporating the geometric shapes and colors with nature scenes, tools, and props give a nice balance of man -vs- nature.  All of the stationery looks so nice with those colors and textures that I almost wish the the product bottles had more of that design in them.  Plain with bottles can be nice, but in my opinion, they have definitely been over-done, worn out, and are not very visually appealing.  They’re basic (boring) - which maybe is the point of this nature/natural product? - but with the other media being so eye-catching, I think the bottles should be too. Even it that just means throwing a couple of those triangles on there.  Consistency!

mstrfn:

(via PTARMAK | design | austin, u.s.a.)

I’m a sucker artsy fartsy design stuff and nature.  This brand identity gives me the best of both worlds.  Incorporating the geometric shapes and colors with nature scenes, tools, and props give a nice balance of man -vs- nature.  All of the stationery looks so nice with those colors and textures that I almost wish the the product bottles had more of that design in them.  Plain with bottles can be nice, but in my opinion, they have definitely been over-done, worn out, and are not very visually appealing.  They’re basic (boring) - which maybe is the point of this nature/natural product? - but with the other media being so eye-catching, I think the bottles should be too. Even it that just means throwing a couple of those triangles on there.  Consistency!

mstrfn:

(via PTARMAK | design | austin, u.s.a.)

People always remember to work with color and type, but I think we often forget about shapes. I really like how this designer kept the layout of the word ROOTS the same, but just adjust the shape lines around it for every version.  The name remains consistent while the colors and shapes are switched up.  I think it’s super effective and works well with the bottle shape.  It’s also nice that they left the bottle faces pretty clean and empty, while shoving all of the extra content to the sides of the bottle and out of the way of the design.  I’d buy a bottle just to stare at it.  ;)

monstereatsdesign:

Roots Premium Spirits 

Super clever packaging!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this.  I would’ve had a lot a fun designing this project.  It’s funny and effective.  The little goatee is even a smaller brush!  How awesome.  This inspires me to think outside the box a little more when thinking about creative projects.  Don’t just settle for boring, ordinary; surprise people with fun, new exciting ideas.  I like that this designer chose to have a few different characters for each of the different brushes instead of just having one or two. And it’s double-sided printing! I wish I could see these in person to really get a full 3D look at all of them.

pepptagg:


Mustascher.
“This humoristic packaging offers the function of assembling two products (two paintbrushes) together with only one cardboard printed on both sides.”

Super clever packaging!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this.  I would’ve had a lot a fun designing this project.  It’s funny and effective.  The little goatee is even a smaller brush!  How awesome.  This inspires me to think outside the box a little more when thinking about creative projects.  Don’t just settle for boring, ordinary; surprise people with fun, new exciting ideas.  I like that this designer chose to have a few different characters for each of the different brushes instead of just having one or two. And it’s double-sided printing! I wish I could see these in person to really get a full 3D look at all of them.

pepptagg:

Mustascher.

“This humoristic packaging offers the function of assembling two products (two paintbrushes) together with only one cardboard printed on both sides.

Great use of color and overlapping blends!  I think the colors are what really make this visual identity work and flow together.  This organic shaped logo with its bright, contrasting colors, really makes for a great abstract graphic element being used cohesively throughout the media.  Even if most of the design is cropped off, it’s still just enough to keep your interest and please your eye.  Adding the headphones, iPad, and phone kind of fill in the holes that this project would otherwise have.  They complete the set and prove the abilities to apply these designs across many different mediums, products, and forms.  Design work does not stop (nor does it necessarily always start) at the computer. 


—I enjoy this fact because I really like to work with my hands and get off the computer every now and again.  It’s also fun to see your design outputted in so many different ways.

design4ted:

MTG Media - Visual Identity

Stockholm-based design studio Bold, is responsible for the creation of a new corporate identity of MTG Media. I like it very much.

Reactive ink design!  This is a great example of innovative package design.  As the product life endures, the ink fades so that the consumer can be confident in their purchase of a fresh, new product.  I thought this was an interesting new technique and am kind of curious to see who else might pick up on it.  Once again, the use of black and white has proven to be very successful in achieving a modern and sophisticated mood.  There’s not too much else going on in this design, but sometimes you don’t need any more.  In this case, the empty black and white spaces complement each other and force the labels to stand out from the bottles.

alisonkatecarter:

Arboris Organic Cosmetics

Arboris premium organic cosmetic packaging designed by Moscow-based Ohmybrand.

Source: The Dieline