Unelefante

Designed by Unelefante, Mexico. “Before founding Unelefante, I designed and produced jewelry and other fashion accessories for over ten years, so I know for sure a few things. Most people are not willing to take risks when buying a product, specially if it’s a gift, so, why not turn an ordinary something into a very…

Designed by Unelefante, Mexico. “Before founding Unelefante, I designed and produced jewelry and other fashion accessories for over ten years, so I know for sure a few things. Most people are not willing to take risks when buying a product, specially if it’s a gift, so, why not turn an ordinary something into a very unique experience. This is our main principle. Having this knowledge on hand and my passion for art and anything with an eye-catching harmony were catalysts when designing the Pollock bar and packaging. We change the colors to create new harmonies and to differentiate product lots. Also, labeling products can be hideous, specially if it’s by hand and you have hundreds of pieces in front of you, but it’s very fun to label the Pollock bars, labels are glued depending on were you have a better visual of the pattern created with the paint splashes. It’s relaxing.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 6 August, 2014 In , ,

Marou Chocolate Treasure

Nice chocolate packaging, designed by Rice Creative, Vietnam. “Marou Chocolate hand selected the finest cacao beans grown on small family-owned farms on the remote island of Tan Phu Dong (Đảo Kho Báu), stretching from the two northernmost arms of the Mekong Delta all the way into the sea. This is a truly the rarest of…

Nice chocolate packaging, designed by Rice Creative, Vietnam. “Marou Chocolate hand selected the finest cacao beans grown on small family-owned farms on the remote island of Tan Phu Dong (Đảo Kho Báu), stretching from the two northernmost arms of the Mekong Delta all the way into the sea. This is a truly the rarest of rare chocolate.

Production numbers are low due to the availability of this precious cacao. Rice Creative’s approach to the packaging was to maintain the primary elements of the brand, but introduce a different, more adventurous graphic language, with a vintage map of the area, and drawn calligraphy. We hoped to convey the spirit of discovery and rarity.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 17 April, 2014 In , ,

Tosi Superbites

Packaging design for Tosi Superbites, organic, gluten-free snacks by Tosi Health based in California. Available in both cashew and almond varieties, each bar has just six ingredients, including golden flaxseed, white sesame seeds and chia seeds, and are flavored with sea salt and evaporated cane juice. Via Coolhunting

Packaging design for Tosi Superbites, organic, gluten-free snacks by Tosi Health based in California. Available in both cashew and almond varieties, each bar has just six ingredients, including golden flaxseed, white sesame seeds and chia seeds, and are flavored with sea salt and evaporated cane juice. Via Coolhunting

By Kristina de Verdier on 10 December, 2013 In , ,

Panettone and Pandoro from Milan

We are getting closer to Christmas. And the stores in Italy, and to some extend around the world, are being filled with the symbolic Christmas cakes, Panettone and Pandoro. Panettone is a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan. Pandoro (Pan d’oro – golden bread) is similar to Panettone, but contains no fruit. Here is nice classic…

We are getting closer to Christmas. And the stores in Italy, and to some extend around the world, are being filled with the symbolic Christmas cakes, Panettone and Pandoro. Panettone is a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan. Pandoro (Pan d’oro – golden bread) is similar to Panettone, but contains no fruit. Here is nice classic panettone and pandoro packaging design from Panettoni G. Cova & C

Simply Chocolate from Copenhagen

Simply Chocolate is based in Copenhagen. “Up here it’s too cold to grow cocoa beans. But it´s hot enough to have a love affair with great chocolate. Copenhagen is a very old city with a highly vibrating pulse and plenty of room to nurture a new kind of chocolate. Since we began in 2011, a lot…

Simply Chocolate is based in Copenhagen. “Up here it’s too cold to grow cocoa beans. But it´s hot enough to have a love affair with great chocolate. Copenhagen is a very old city with a highly vibrating pulse and plenty of room to nurture a new kind of chocolate. Since we began in 2011, a lot of people have shared our desire. Not just for what we do, but apparently also for how we do it. We appreciate that.

Simply Chocolate only uses the finest raw chocolate on the market and the best natural ingredients. We use the best of nuts, grains and berries. Like almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans. Spelt flakes and oatmeal. And, finally, cranberries, goji berries, coconut, bluberries, you name it. On top of that, we spice it up with liquorice, vanilla, cinnamon, chili, ginger and other wonders of nature.”

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn

Gourmet popcorn designed by Designers Anonymous. “Joseph Sopher began developing his own gourmet popcorn after identifying a gap in the luxury confectionery market. In taste tests against other brands, Joseph’s came out on top. However, competitive brands had a credible brand image – a key differentiator that Joseph lacked. We needed to create a powerful identity…

Gourmet popcorn designed by Designers Anonymous. “Joseph Sopher began developing his own gourmet popcorn after identifying a gap in the luxury confectionery market. In taste tests against other brands, Joseph’s came out on top. However, competitive brands had a credible brand image – a key differentiator that Joseph lacked.

We needed to create a powerful identity that could persuade buyers and consumers to sample his superior product over other brands that were successfully entering the market.

Sales of Joe&Seph’s has risen sharply since its launch at the BBC Master Chef show in 2010, and is quickly establishing itself as a global brand, where it is stocked in all major quality food outlets”

By Kristina de Verdier on 12 November, 2013 In ,

La Michoacana

Designed by Parallel from Mexico. “La Michoacana is a traditional Mexican “paleteria” wich has been in the market for a long time now. During this period, the brand has suffered a constant changing on its corporate identity caused by the non attendance to its marketing, leading to a misunderstanding of the brands core. We decided…

Designed by Parallel from Mexico. “La Michoacana is a traditional Mexican “paleteria” wich has been in the market for a long time now. During this period, the brand has suffered a constant changing on its corporate identity caused by the non attendance to its marketing, leading to a misunderstanding of the brands core. We decided to change the concept by using a new packaging system focused on the substrate and product speech. This will lead to a more natural feel of the product, being able to see it and almost taste it by its natural colors and textures. The logotype was re-designed to make it modern and adjust some old aspects of the first logotype. We decided to conserve the rounded shape and the rounded typography making it more playful and fun. Using just the traditional “rosa mexicano” we designed a vibrant but sophisticated color palette, leading to a more specific target; a traditional brand adjusted to modern times.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 30 May, 2013 In , ,

Stockholm Confectionery Factory

        Stockholm Confectionery Factory, founded around 100 years ago, still going strong and also exporting the sweets to countries around Europe. Beautiful old photos as the foundation of the design, on clean metal cans.

 

 

 

 

Stockholm Confectionery Factory, founded around 100 years ago, still going strong and also exporting the sweets to countries around Europe. Beautiful old photos as the foundation of the design, on clean metal cans.

La Strada

La Strada premium ice cream “Our brand mission: evolve from eating ice cream to wearing the ice cream packs on the street. We created the first prêt-a-porter gelato meant to turn the sidewalk into a catwalk and the product into a fashion icon. Our range becomes a unique street fashion collection with multiple fabric patterns…

La Strada premium ice cream “Our brand mission: evolve from eating ice cream to wearing the ice cream packs on the street. We created the first prêt-a-porter gelato meant to turn the sidewalk into a catwalk and the product into a fashion icon. Our range becomes a unique street fashion collection with multiple fabric patterns inspired by the our intense ice cream flavors.”

Valerie Confections

Developed in collaboration with Commune Design and handmade by Valerie Confections. The packaging, a simple cardboard box, grew from the idea of the chocolates as actual tiles. Fortuitously, the box selected holds 49 pieces of the chocolate, the result of squaring a prime number, 7. It seemed fitting, as the collaboration is the result of…

Developed in collaboration with Commune Design and handmade by Valerie Confections. The packaging, a simple cardboard box, grew from the idea of the chocolates as actual tiles. Fortuitously, the box selected holds 49 pieces of the chocolate, the result of squaring a prime number, 7. It seemed fitting, as the collaboration is the result of the combined efforts and imagination of two unique, and uniquely Angeleno, companies. Via Dexigner


Chocolate Concepts

One of my favorite design firms. The 5.5 designers always make surprising pieces. A project with Barcelona’s Chocolate Factory generated these ideas. The Gâteau, a chocolate “cake” for every taste: each section of the cake-shaped chocolate is a different flavour. Only three molds are used for the production, but flavours can be mixed and matched in…

One of my favorite design firms. The 5.5 designers always make surprising pieces. A project with Barcelona’s Chocolate Factory generated these ideas. The Gâteau, a chocolate “cake” for every taste: each section of the cake-shaped chocolate is a different flavour. Only three molds are used for the production, but flavours can be mixed and matched in many combinations. The honest chocolate, which clearly indicates the amount of calories with the graphics. And the series of chocolate bowls which leads you to the heart of the good taste – the cocoa bean.

Prestat Handmade Chocolate

Prestat Chocolate has made this collection called Choxi+ which according to them is a 100% natural chocolate that, because of its careful processing, should be part of a healthy and balanced diet. Rich in antioxidants, it helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Comes in neat carton packages.

Prestat Chocolate has made this collection called Choxi+ which according to them is a 100% natural chocolate that, because of its careful processing, should be part of a healthy and balanced diet. Rich in antioxidants, it helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Comes in neat carton packages.

Jesse Kirsch Packaging Design

Jesse Kirsch is a graphic designer working in New York City specializing in packaging.


Jesse Kirsch is a graphic designer working in New York City specializing in packaging.

Haas Chocolate Packaging

Isn’t it lovely, from Thomas Haas

Isn’t it lovely, from Thomas Haas

Relanghe – Torrone

I love the idea of removing material instead of adding. Like Italian Relanghe has made with the text on this package. Especially nice on the yellow package whit dark chocolate facing the front, gives a clear contrast. It’s all made of paper, with a nice, natural textured surface.

I love the idea of removing material instead of adding. Like Italian Relanghe has made with the text on this package. Especially nice on the yellow package whit dark chocolate facing the front, gives a clear contrast. It’s all made of paper, with a nice, natural textured surface.