We love the amazing work of Mike Mitchell, his series of Movie character portraits are simply awesome. Be sure to check them all out at this link: Mike Mitchell
Inspired by all the growths of facial hair, we thought we would invent something to make the month of Movember that little bit easier to get through.
If your Dad, Husband, Son, Brother or Friend has started down the path of the bearded and moustached ones, then perhaps you could buy them some Tash Wash to ensure those bristles are kept in tip top condition- then again seeing as this is a fictional product by us at Blackthorn- dig deep and instead sponsor your buddy again!!
Well done to all taking part, looking forward to seeing how they all develop!
We have a range of designs appearing now in Aldi stores across the UK and Ireland. The above was the first one we completed, the carmel squares didn't last long after photography!
Working closely with the supplier and to the Aldi style guide the design was signed off and printed in next to no time!
We will be posting more images of the ranges in the coming month or so - lets see if you can see them on shelf!
See more on this project in our Portfolio section.
This delightfully creepy candle that melts from a geometric cat into a steel skeleton was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval. The duo have figured out how to mass produce a whole family of morbid little candle pets called PyroPets, the first of which, a cat named Kisa (“kitty” in Icelandic), is available for the first time over on Kickstarter. The candle is actually quite large, measuring almost 7″ tall and has a burning time of around 20 hours.
We are looking forward to seeing the rest of the range.
Packaging is something we're bombarded with on a daily basis. So creating something eye-catching is a real challenge, especially with many companies now looking to create biodegradable or renewable packaging as part of the movement towards more sustainable design.
This bottle design for Firewood Vodka would certainly catch our eye in a busy supermarket. This clever forestry-influenced packaging was designed by Belarusian designer Constantin Bolimond.
NineMSN created an infographic to show the absurdity of how much printer ink truly costs: about US$4-5K per litre, much more than the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume- amongst others.
In response to the steep price, Melbourne, Australia-based communication design student Celeste Watson has given the packaging of Hewlett Packard’s household printer ink cartridges a new look.
Repackaged not just to look like a fancy box of perfume, the ‘Hewlett Packard No. 564’ also questions the value of a product that’s marketed as a household product, in comparison to a luxury item—with information on the back of the packaging that reads descriptions, such as: “It’s more than coloured water”.
Should printer ink be sold in such packaging to make up for its cost—what do you think?
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As well as graphic and packaging design, I am fascinated by new media and marketing, here I aim to pull together the best of this plus great online design "finds". Enjoy!