Today we are combining to of my loves: Innovative design and food. I will say now that this post was inspired by two superb packaging design resources, Eat Me: An Appetite for Design and The Dieline. Both are great if you need a quick creativity fix and I’ve found myself regularly stunned by the ingenius packaging they feature. You foodies out there are certainly aware that when in the grocery store you face a lot of choices. Seeing a package that was given extra thought and care in its creation has won me over more than once. Recycled packaging, strong or simple design schemes, it most definitely matters.
So here are a few of my design favorites from around the web! (Note: none of these photos are my own and all contain links back to their original sources).
Pemberly Pond continues to be one of my favorite Etsy shops for Jane Austen inspired design and these literary chocolates are no exception. Each one is named after a different Jane Austen novel and has a quote from its respective book. And of course it’s chocolate!
Gorgeously designed locations and food packaging for Makisan custom sushi made my mouth water when I stumbled across this post on The Dieline. After a little search on the web I found their website as well and was impressed with the illustrations they used there as well! If you’d like to see more of what MakiSan has done you can check out their Facebook page.
TCHO’s chocolate (seeing a theme here?) caught my eye when it showed up at my favorite coffee shop, Blue Bottle Coffee. Apparently the two collaborated to create The Mokaccino an organic espresso based chocolate bar. I can say from experience that it is both delicious and beautifully designed.
To round out the Coffee and Chocolate theme here, I’ve also included Intelligentsia Coffee’s Pour-over gift box. I love that it more or less shows you how to “assemble” the pieces by stacking them in the box.
To see even more creative and stunning packaging I really recommend Dieline and Eat Me, I tried hard not to borrow too heavily from them and, as a testimony to the creative designs they cover, it was actually quite limiting!
It’s odd to think how much packaging can affect our decisions but the honest truth is that seeing a truly creative and eco-friendly package can be the push it takes to make me feel like I bought a well thought out or “special” product.
So eat with your eyes folks and enjoy! What are some of your favorite food packaging designs?