Graphic design

Eau-de-Vie **

Eau-de-Vie **

Eau-de-Vie ** is a cheap version of a cognac and a essential part of many old (and perhaps forgotten) Swedish long drinks. It’s been part of Systembolagets range of products since 1922. The company that makes it is now days Pernod Ricard but the beautiful, squiggly label, designed sometime in the 1950s, remains more or less unchanged. A true Swedish classic worth a post!

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Murdock

Murdock

Murdock is a London based chain of Barbers and Gentleman’s stores with a classic modern identity that Atwork developed in close cooperation with Murdock owner and founder Brendan Murdock. I’m especially fond of the illustrations and color details on the different bottles and packaging. Examples of that can be found after the jump!

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Compagnia dell’Arabica

Compagnia dell’Arabica

I’m not really a fan of Italian espresso, but I do like well thought-out and designed packaging. And Compagnia dell’Arabica from Caffè Corsini falls in that category. It’s the stamp-like labels that makes the coffee stand out. Sure it’s not a totally unique idea but the stamps makes it very clear where the coffee beans comes from and well, they do look nice. Closeups of the labels can be found after the jump.

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Billerud FiberForm

Billerud FiberForm

FibreForm is a new interesting biodegradable and recyclable paper from Swedish Billerud. What makes FiberForm exiting, besides the eco-aspect of it, is its flexibility that makes it perfect for creating new and innovative packaging. I would love to work on a project that would allow me to work with FiberForm!

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Meat & Bread

Meat & Bread

I like simple and explanatory business names and can it get any more self explanatory than Vancouver based sandwich shop Meat & Bread? In addition to the great name they are sporting a stylistically pure identity created by Glasfurd & Walker. The black and white identity is built around strong typography and angular, sharp animal icons. A perfect identity for Meat & Bread if you ask me.

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Mount Tea Special Edition

Mount Tea Special Edition

Dutch designer Elroy Klee have designed some serious cool packaging for Mount Tea. The pyramid shaped boxes is not only a flirt with the teabags shape but also a play on the brand name. Anyway you look at it, they look great and they can be bought at Mount Tea’s shop in Steinfurt, Germany.

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Playful herring from Garant

Playful herring from Garant

A month before Christmas and I’m already planning what to put on my julbord. Pickled herring is must but the question is to make it myself or go for Garant’s new wonderful packaged line of herrings. The packaging was designed by Bas Brand Identity and don’t you just love herrings in small colorful shirts?!

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Sav™ – Sparkling birch sap wine

Sav™ – Sparkling birch sap wine

Sav™ is a sparkling wine made from birch sap. The sap comes from birch trees that grow on the beaches of Storsjön, in the mineral rich Jämtlandish soil. The wine is made from a recipe from 1785 and the 2007 version of Sav™ can now be ordered at Systembolaget. Stockholm Design Lab designed the beautiful bottles.

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Love & Theft

Love & Theft

A good animation is a good animation, it doesn’t have to be super advanced or 3D to get my attention. German animator Andreas Hykade’s Love & Theft is a perfect example of that. Love & Theft has just the right mix of craziness, simplicity and playfulness. Enjoy the full 6:50 min after the jump!

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