Kepoda’s skincare packaging, designed by OWLSOME STUDIO, introduces consumers to the ingredients inspired by accessible skincare. The packaging is simple, focusing on a clean and sophisticated design, highlighting a vertical logo that brings the user’s eye from top to bottom. Additionally, the color palette across the line is refreshing yet playful.
Over Easy is launching into the breakfast category with a line of simple, nutritious, and better-for-you breakfast bars in four morning-inspired flavors – Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Matcha – with a bold, colorful look and message to match.
Shot by photographer James Day, who is known for his work for the New York Times, New Yorker and Wallpaper, the new B&Q ads are simple yet beautiful.
Each features a mobile phone with a B&Q product bursting from it, including paint, a roll of wallpaper and a bloom of flowers. The only text accompanying this is the brand’s web address, which alongside the image of the phone is enough to send home the message that you can order all these products digitally.
This campaign is Belgium’s take on the theme, created by TBWA, which puts bins centre stage. “We want to make trash bins as popular as the burgers,” says Jeremie Goldwasser, creative director at TBWA.
The campaign, which will run on posters, social and in McDonald’s restaurants across Belgium, puts the spotlight on rubbish bins, bathing them in light and pairing them with witty copy.
“We asked Studio Wauters – McDonald’s’ permanent food photographer – to photograph the trash bins,” continues Goldwasser. “The challenge? Making bins look just as attractive and tempting as their burgers. We then applied the typical copywriting and design expertise to the bins, resulting in appetising design and quirky names such as the Big Bin, the Bin Deluxe and the Bin Royal.”
Viva Mineral Water’s packaging represents the distinct past of the resource of the beverage. Each bottle showcases the “four elements of nature” through a beautifully etched pattern on the glass bottle. Created by Prompt Design, the water’s packaging is sleek and refined, adding an element of surprise to a drink we know is vital to our lives.
Our design intention is to present the distinctiveness of mineral water resource through the “four elements of nature” concept by depicting the symbolic expression the “four elements of nature” as different patterns on the bottle surface. The embossing helps enhance the attractiveness and water purity reflection of the bottle as well as its luxury, high class and uniqueness in design.
For Them, a queer wellness brand currently selling a range of chest binders, has launched a new typography-led visual identity inspired by nature.
Created by art director and designer Alex Pankiv Greene alongside For Them creative director Kate Vozella, the new branding looks to represent the expansiveness of the community that forms its audience. “When For Them launched last year it was a shot in the dark creating an aesthetic for the queer audience that has been almost entirely unserved until now,” says founder Chloe Freeman.
The team chose to focus the new designs around nature, “where authentic fluidity, evolution and expansiveness are already present”, as Freeman puts it. This plays out across a suite of icons taking their shapes from elements in the natural world, each representing one of nine ‘dimensions of wellness’, such as ‘nourish’, ‘transcend’, ‘bloom’ and ‘belong’.
The new branding abandons the former look’s pink and purple, and instead looks to make the colour palette more bold and expansive and move away from colours traditionally associated with being feminine.
The logo uses a wordmark alongside a triple heart symbol which can be used in any of the seven For Them brand colours, which include a blue-green, mustard yellow, pink and red, and aim to form a rainbow spectrum that’s bold and inclusive. “The double typography with the three-heart symbol encapsulates the idea of ‘nature in full bloom’ providing the movement, expansion, and weight the brand deserves,” says Freeman.
Magpie Studio has created the branding for cocktail bar Seed Library, creating a visual identity to match the ‘lo-fi analogue’ vision for the bar.
Seed Library, which is based in the basement of One Hundred Shoreditch (Formerly Ace Hotel), is run by Ryan Chetiawardana — better known as Mr Lyan — who Magpie says is “often referred to as the world’s best bartender”. His first bar, White Lyan, opened in London in 2013 and explored sustainability and waste-reduction through using no perishables, fruit or ice. He then went on to launch a series of bars around London, as well as in Washington DC and Amsterdam, including Super Lyan, Dandelyan, Cub, Lyaness, and Silver Lyan.
Magpie has previously worked with Chetiawardana on projects including theidentity for Dandelyan and Super Lyan, which scooped the agency a D&AD Pencil in 2020. The studio worked closely with Mr Lyan and hospitality company Lore Group on the Seed Library project, starting work in September 2021, with the bar opening in late February this year.
The small copy that intertwines the patterns is an excerpt from a section about black holes found in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, a nod to Chetiawardana’s scientific background. The wordmark uses the typeface Ambit by CoType, a modern take on classic sans serif fonts. “It felt fitting with the modernisation of the patterns, it felt like it had just enough character,” says Christie. The vibrant orange colour palette was chosen to amplify the warmth of the interiors while also feeling fresh and modern, and standing out in the low lighting. The interiors for Seed Library were designed by architect, designer and Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss.
Typography and muted tones take precedence over Domaine Gélinas’ gin bottles. Designed by maubau studio, these gin bottles are highly crafted and almost feel like an antique in the best possible way. Instead of following design trends in the footsteps of other liquor companies, maubau studio is carving a path for Domaine Gélinas to stand out through outstanding design and a new perspective.
While the recipe let’s us taste the Gélinas know-how, the bottle lets us touch the place where it came to be. The wooden cap evokes the family land and the fauna that inhabits it; the embossing personifies attention to detail. The very shape of the object revives the memory of an ancient pharmacopoeia. It is a narrative object, a window into history.
Designed by HATCH DESIGN, Grover Collaborative’s skincare line’s packaging is based on the powerful natural ingredients found within. As a result, the watercolor-inspired bottles instantly brighten and give a glimmer of brilliance.
Brighten, tighten, and protect your skin with some of the most powerful plants on earth. Watercolor was used to create an ethereal feel. This is meant to highlight the power of the plants to help transform the skin into one more beautiful and radiant. The bottles and containers share the same colors as their boxes. The two colors used to merge. As the material is made primarily of glass, it allows for light to pass through which gives it an inner glow. Details from product form to the unboxing experience aimed to harness the power of delight that naturally comes with a super bloom.
Jade Purple Brown, a New York City-based artist known for her vibrant colors and lively illustrations, recently worked with Clinique to design the limited-edition packaging for the brand’s well-loved fragrance dubbed “Happy.” With energetic colors, lovely hearts, and a feminine box, the fragrance packaging is sure to give everyone a sliver of optimism.