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Since 1998, New York-based Sprigs, an established accessory house, has had the mission of enhancing life by melding style and function into products of unique design.
As I’m sure many of you also do in the package design industry, Marcus Hewitt, my chief creative officer, and I spend a part of our day discussing what great design is and how it is best achieved on behalf of our clients.
There’s a lot of “good” packaging out there: packaging that might move some products but doesn’t build category-owning brands. In other words, it’s adequate, but it isn’t great.
At Perception Research Services (PRS), we are fortunate to assess hundreds of new packaging systems each year, for both new products and restages of existing brands.
Our areas of specialty — luxury food and beverage — have seen an explosion of new brand introductions in recent years.
The level of choice consumers face in stores today is unprecedented, compared to the options available just three or four decades ago.
Supposedly, behind every great man is a great woman, and certainly, behind every great leader is a great team. Just as inspiration is no respecter of time, it also does not care what title a person holds.
A prominent trend has been to contemporize packaging by making it simple. Clutter isn’t desirable, but in the haste to keep it clean, is packaging being oversimplified?
I started out as a package designer in 1960. Magic Marker was the medium, and beautiful and trustworthy was the message.
We all recognize the beginning signs — a little tickle in the back of the throat, a sniffle and that subtle feeling of fatigue — that moment before a full-blown cold hits.
BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.
On-Demand Mutualism, by definition “how one species affects another for mutual benefit,” has gone from an abstract concept to a significant global trend in the last few years, and it is revolutionizing business and government models around the world. It speaks to the fact that we live in a world so interconnected that it is hyper-local and global at once, and our bonds with each other—and the planet—have morphed from the ‘singular’ relationship to the ‘plural’—and encompassing—mutualism.
A design annual unlike any other, Design Gallery Volume 10 is not just a study in good design. It’s a look at how packaging can successfully demonstrate structural and graphic innovation, make strong shelf impact, meet consumer, shopper and retailer needs and support and convey the brand story.