THE BREW

THE BREW

Beer labels may just be our favorite subject. It’s not the first, and definitely not the last post about them. This time, we’re in delight over Jon Contino’s labels for the new Belgian brewery, Volga.

You have to agree that the brand enters the market with a bang – the animals are not only an attention grabbing piece of characteristic decoration (oh, Jon), but they also create this unique, brave brand feel (a similar touch to what the AleBrowar’s characters have). The golden accents and well-executed minimalism eat the competition, though with the increasing number of great beer label designs this will surely get harder with time.

GEOMETRIC CREAM

GEOMETRIC CREAM

This incredible package was designed to be beautiful and functional. The small triangles are linked in a way that facilitates squeezing out the content, while forming unique and interesting shapes, and keeping an aesthetically pleasing appearance (which, as we all know, is something that our everyday tubes lack). Although this is not a new structure, its use is remarkable, and the combination of functionality and colors with geometric shapes makes this design coherent and outstanding not only in this particular product category, but in the package-verse altogether.

Epic

Epic

We’ve already mentioned the Make&Matter studio in the Catch-Up post, and now it’s our pleasure to present yet another of their remarkable designs. This one was made for a ‘meat bar’ snack, Epic, and was inspired by the simple but nutritious diet of our ancestors, the same one that facilitated the development of mankind, the rise of creativity, innovation, and enabled 250 thousand years of evolution of our species. We like the diversity of the studio’s designs. Our favorites are the two color options with a stylized bison. We find it hard to resist the simple packets which feel like a textile material. And the final design with sketched graphics as if taken from old biology textbooks does its job pretty well too.

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE FIRST WORLD

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE FIRST WORLD

We like simplicity, neatness. This time we turn your attention to the Urban Survival Kit, a product aimed at kids – it is a simple box supposed to serve as an education tool in increasing the awareness of hunger in urban areas, and to give the young’uns a good example for the future.

It’s been designed to teach and entertain, to engage the senses and the mind. The box is made of OSB and acrylic mass (which provides water-resistance). Inside are contained 12 tubes of different sizes – first-aid kits, gardening tools, seeds (found in the smallest tubes, later to serve as pots).

A cool idea, which not only looks great but also teaches children about responsibility, gives them a sense of satisfaction and explains where food comes from (no, not the fridge!) in a fun and non-intrusive manner. The experience of hard work teaches respect towards what’s on one’s plate and to mind the wealth it represents.

The Bread

The Bread

Just as That’s Package is about package design and all that it involves, The Bread House is all about bread. Simple, clear, no shenanigans - in the end the quality of the product will speak for itself. The ingenious connection of the brand logo with a wooden cutting board, solid typography, really neat interior design and simple packaging make us drool and regret that this little bakery isn’t just ‘around the corner’ (each corner). The ‘THE’ makes each product offered by this establishment stand out with its own unique character.

Meat&Bread

Meat&Bread

A continuation of the raw, neat products series. This time, the recently-opened food place Meat&Bread that offers (surprise, surprise) dishes of meaty delights. Great visual identity, impressive though simple interior and loud packages combine to create a classical project with a modern twist, coherent, intriguing, communicative, which presents an uncomplicated offer in a careful though particularly attractive way.

The system of icons supplementing the logotype points out the meal of the day – the menu is animated and is dedicated to a different type of meat each day.

FERNWOOD COFFEE

FERNWOOD COFFEE

A coherent, elegant, contemporary yet classic coffee shop brand design. We just love the sheer frugality adopted by the designers, the character of the project, as well as the ease in the transfer of CI elements onto different media.

THE MYSTERIOUS QIZINI

THE MYSTERIOUS QIZINI

Just look at these delicious pizza boxes. Juicy, sharp, and highly-detailed photographs present the main topping ingredients of the individual products, facilitating navigation and leaving the tongue in envy of the eyes. The rears are no less original – the typography is arranged into pizza slices.

The insides of the boxes are printed black giving them a characteristic ‘leathery’ texture. The incredibly high quality boxes are nothing short of breathtaking. It’s almost wasteful to shut them in your fridge, but we like to think that they brighten up the insides after the doors close.

Agreekulture

Agreekulture

The philosophy of A Couple of Drops is simple: honest, nutritious, quality organic farming, as close to nature as you can get.

The studio describes their relation with the earth and nature as romantic. They are inspired by the smell of rain-soaked ground, the elegant olive tree green and the Mediterranean blue. Their products lure the consumers to take a dip in this idyllic world.

Be sure to visit the company’s charming, climatic website.

We especially like the neatness and cohesion of the bottles and cans. Interesting icons – contemporary though infused with a bit of tradition and the fresh, natural feel of the products. The visual communication and CI elements are also very well designed and win our recognition.

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