Russian Virtual Cheese Labels Museum

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 5, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Illustration, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: Cheese, Packaging, peace, russia
In a dark corner of the internet, I discovered the Russian Virtual Cheese Label Museum which hosts a beautiful (and seemingly thorough) collection of obscure packaging labels from the second half of the 20th century.
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Bonobo: Leif Podhajsky

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 9, 2014
Categories: Packaging Design
Tags: LP design, music, Packaging
In today’s age of crunchy MP3-based digital music, I am still a sucker for beautifully designed box art. A well-designed CD or LP can still exist as a logical extension of a musician’s work, for those of us still addicted to the physical packaging. 
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Compartés Chocolates World and Infinite Dream Bars: Jonathan Grahm

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 7, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Packaging Design
Tags: Chocolate, dessert, food, Packaging
“You have to try this chocolate,” my co-worker said, pointing me to a dark chocolate bar sitting on her desk. This happens frequently. Friends know me as a chocolate aficionado, and when I travel the world for work or pleasure, I’m always dropping by local chocolatiers to sample their products. My pantry at home always has five to six bars from various producers, which are slowly nibbled at after dinner. But this dark chocolate bar was different. Not just because this Compartés chocolate bar was a decadent mix of dark chocolate, peanut butter, honey and sea salt—one of the best in this genre I’d tasted in some time. It was because of the striking, artistically rendered package.
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Give A Shave: Harry’s

Curator: Rachel Martin
date: May 8, 2013
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: art of shaving, branding, community, culture, Design, Design Thinking, Environment, giving back, industrial design, innovation, Packaging, paperboard, product design, razors, shaving, social design, social responsibility, sustainability, sustainable design, The Living Principles
I was listening to NPR when I heard about Warby Parker co-founder Jeffrey Raider launching his second startup, called Harry’s. Since Warby Parker has been a model of doing good and being socially responsible, I was eager to hear more about Harry’s. During the interview, Mr. Raider spoke about paying over $20 for a small pack of razors and questioned why an everyday product should cost so much. From there, Harry’s was born. The company designs, manufactures and distributes its products itself, essentially creating its own unique supply chain. By doing this, the company is able to offer a higher-quality product at a lower price.
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Cook. Charge. Go.: BioLite

Curator: Rachel Martin
date: May 7, 2013
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Packaging Design
Tags: biolite, branding, community, culture, Design, Design Thinking, energy, Environment, industrial design, innovation, Packaging, product design, social design, social responsibility, sustainability, sustainable design, The Living Principles
An innovative business that converts waste heat into electricity—and integrates environment, people, economy and culture from The Living Principles for Design framework—is BioLite.

BioLite, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, was founded by Jonathan Cedar and Alex Drummond and has received numerous awards for their innovative CampStove. What’s so great about it? Well, it turns heat from fire into electric energy and can charge cellphones and LED lights. I am surprised no one had thought of this sooner, but it’s pure genius.


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