Monthly Archives: November 2018

Snowmold

With only 4 weeks until the big day. Isn’t this the most perfect holiday sweet treat you have ever seen? Taking a shape that anyone would recognize, the snowflake, these adorable chocolates are just in time for the holidays. Zoo Studio designed the packaging to feel festive but also advertise the premium product inside.No two snowflakes are the same, and indeed, the chocolates and packaging combine to make a unique experience for each consumer. While the chocolates may be made from the same mold, as implied by the packaging designs, each one will inevitably be a little different, even in the smallest way. The repetitive designs are perfectly suited for the holidays, but by avoiding traditional holiday colors Snowmold appeals to a wider audience. Black, blue, yellow, pink—these hues combine with the snowflake shape to create a modern and premium chocolate for the holidays.61fffe30903423.563891f6f0bf9.jpg

Step Into Nature with Botanical Coffee Co.

The morning cup of coffee is a sacred ritual for many people the world over. Look no further than the £20 million worth of coffee exported annually around the globe. If that’s not a convincing enough statistic, Americans drink 280.5 million cups per day.

That’s a lot of coffee, and the options are endless between massive corporations like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts offering you coffee on the go and Folgers and Keriug making it easy to make at home.

In the midst of giants, we mustn’t forget about the local cafes and coffee shops or household names that deliver unique and fun flavors.

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For Nathan Riley, design director of Bristol-based agency Green Chameleon, The Botanical Coffee Co. is a conceptual brand that delivers Columbian coffee beans and a variety of cold brew.

This project started as a fun way for him to improve his branding and packaging design skills. “I also wanted to create a product that I could see going to market, leaving the opportunity open for a coffee manufacturer to take it forward as a real-life product,” chimes in Riley.

As a conceptual product, Riley wanted to ensure the brand carried some real meaning behind it, which is where the idea of a coffee product inspired by nature came about. One thing led to another, and “Botanical Coffee Co.” was established alongside the visual direction to use organic patterns and colors.841ffc68848615.5b84f61518076.jpg

Torino Graphic Days, a ‘visual design festival’, shows the playful side of visual communication

This year the festival, based in the northern Italian city of Turin and now in its third edition, took place on the 11-14 October, and includes ‘workshops, performances, a graphic fair and talks by international design and illustration collectives’. Among the guests are Onlab (Germany / Switzerland), Heretic (UK), Studio Dumbar (Netherlands), Mucho (Spain, France, US) and Pentagram.

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