Allan Peters, Senior Art Director for Target, has posted images of the window graphics created to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.
Interestingly, Mr. Peters notes that the photographs were taken with “high-flash” photography to cast a crisp shadow of each model on their respective backdrop (which are Target ads from the 1960s). The shadowing effect, Peters writes, delivers “the perfect blend of past and present.”
It’s a subtle, but effective way to communicate the concept of joining old and new.
"Launched last week at The Standard hotel in New York, the Chandon Limited Edition bottle celebrates American heritage and summer. The limited edition design will be available from 1st June through to 1st September 2012."
What can I say? I like the stripes… :)
Every two years we can all look forward to the creative Olympic-themed packaging and ads that come from the Games’ largest corporate sponsors.
Coca-Cola has taken a straightforward minimalist approach for this year’s Summer Games - featuring athletes in silhouette over silver stripes that hint at the American flag.
I don’t know that this is my favorite Olympic can from Coke…but I certainly love the fact that we get to see something new for each Games.
I’ll be on the lookout to see what other companies do, as well!
One word sums this one up: concrete.
Murmure is likely not the only company to have wondered, “…can you make a business card out of cement?” But, perhaps they are the first (or at least the first published) firm to execute this experiment in an effective way.
Using silkscreen and embossing to illustrate their contact info and logo, respectively, Murmure has created a clever promotional piece that certainly sets them apart.
Produced in the country of Ireland (who knew?!), Mic’s Chilli Sauce features wonderfully intricate and interesting illustrations by artist Steve Simpson.
With motifs inspired by Mayan, Mexican, and Chinese cultures, Simpson has created beautiful works of art that are fun to explore. He has even designed custom barcodes that are in keeping with the flavor of the design (click link for images).
JouJou is a toy store that is part of The Grand America hotel in Salt Lake City. In keeping with the whimsical luxury of the hotel, Utah firm Stuck managed to capture the feel of a child’s imaginary paradise.
The colors, architectural details and playful iterations of the JouJou logo are certain to bring a smile to the faces of adults and children alike. In fact, I’m sitting here wondering if I have any reason to take a road trip to Salt Lake City. FAO Schwartz, move over!
Click the link above for more images, including an interesting look into the design development process.
In the age of specialty, gourmet baked goods (have you been to your local cupcake shop lately?), it’s always a treat to see how something old (cake!…) is made new again with unique packaging (…in jars!).
These Austrian treats offer a new way to enjoy a single serving of cake, nicely contained in a colorfully labeled glass jar. There’s even a petite wooden spoon affixed to the outside for immediate enjoyment.
I wonder if this will catch on in the States…? Only time will tell!
Warm colors, rustic illustrations and an appealing mix of typography make for a lovely carton of eggs.
This colorful design was intended to “elevate” Rahal Farms’ sustainable, fresh eggs above others on the store shelves. The design is certainly elegant, but it’s also very approachable. There’s an implied quality and attention to detail that you don’t mind paying a little extra for.