Taking risks with your packaging and stepping outside of category norms are scary brand moves. Playing it safe with design and messaging may feel comfortable, but what brand has ever created an impassioned, excited following with a middle-of-the-road strategy?
We’re so constantly bombarded with stimuli that our brains are built to weed out all but the most urgent of incoming material. So for the first issue in our third decade of publishing, we decided to shake things up: Our brand mark’s design, while attractive, hasn’t matched our messaging, and it was time to set that straight.
I’m very bothered by mindless consumption and the over-massing of possessions, a major problem in America. If you’ve watched “The True Cost” or seen young adults’ haul videos on YouTube, I would think you too are in the same boat.