We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece of trash to be thrown away. Good design isn’t just about the product – it’s about good packaging as well. These 30 ingenious packaging designs, however, prove that a well-designed package can complement or even enhance the product it was designed to carry.
It’s often said that home is where the heart is, but I’m sure that most of us would easily fall in love with these fairytale cottages and leave our old homes behind in a heartbeat. What goes in to making a fairytale cottage? First of all, it’s clear that you need a rural setting, preferably a forest with witches and wolves or fairies and elves hiding behind every tree and rock.
British artist and designer Benjamin Shine has come up with a simple and elegant improvement re-design for the common candle holder that allows candles to last at least twice as long. The melted wax from the candle on Shine’s Rekindle candle holder all flows into the holder’s hollow stalk, which has a second wick running along its length. The wax accumulates around the wick and hardens, forming a second candle.
There’s basic Ikea furniture, there’s fancy furniture, and then there’s these creative and surreal artist furniture pieces by Lila Jang, a sculptor from South Korea who created twisted and bloated versions of 18th-century French furniture.
Moscow-based designer Ilya Kalimulin has created a series of images imagining what the weirdest products by well-known companies and brands might look like. His imagined products have gained a viral following on a number of Russian-language art and deign blogs, which in turn have gathered the ideas of other creative designers as well.
The principle “don’t judge a book by its cover” is not widely used here – on the contrary, you have to LOOK good and stand out from the others to get the job. And looking good doesn’t only mean putting on a new shirt or a skirt, but most importantly – having a solid resume and a cover letter. Looks like these job-seekers didn’t have problems getting noticed by the employer. Browse here for inspiration and get creative the next time you’re on the job market.
We are frequently taught not to judge a book by its cover, but in sales beauty is often skin deep. Originally packaging was meant to contain, protect and transport goods, but later the producers started to grasp the power of its visual appeal as well. Today, looks matter more than ever before and often push us into rushed decisions. So think twice before buying and read the labels carefully. Here are 20 more examples of dangerously great packaging ideas.
Ever thought that clever quotes from books could be used for any other purpose than trying to impress snobs and the parents of your significant other? Well, a New York-based graphic designer Evan Robertson sure did, and ended up turning his favorite book lines into beautiful graphic posters.
Remember Negative Space Art by Noma Bar and Tang Yau Hoong? The same negative space techniques can be easily applied in logo design. Hidden message within your logo will not only “grab” viewer’s attention, but at the same time it’ll tell a lot about the company. Take a look at these 30 clever examples of negative space logos to see what we mean!
If you happen to be building a house, and it’s going to be higher than one floor, you’ll probably need a staircase. What do you imagine when you hear the word “staircase”? Let me guess.. You see this very basic staircase shape that a 5 year old would draw, right? But why not go beyond that?
Continuing our previous collections of creative business cards we handpicked another wonderful list of 20 cool business card designs. As we talked before, even the best business card design cannot guarantee your business success, however it is one of those very first things that make a very long lasting impression. So, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to show your best qualities, and communicate your company’s values and character.
If you are a graphic designer looking for some logo ideas and inspiration, then it’s your lucky day because we handpicked another list of Clever Logos With Hidden Symbolism. And if this is not enough, there’s 100+ more creative logos in our previous posts: see part I, part II and part III.