Burger King has joined the many companies incorporating the season into their product packaging. The festive release, along with the Winter Whopperland menu will be available in participating Burger Kings in the US, UK, Latin America, and Asia. It features coffee cups covered in reindeer and mistletoe, Santa’s belly-inspired sandwich wraps, and joyful to-go bags all designed by Turner Duckworth. Still using the recognizable BK design and graphics, the holiday packaging adds a dash of humor and joy into each customer’s order.
"Celebrating the season, coffee-cups feature tree lights, a red-nosed reindeer and mistletoe. Santa’s belly inspired the Whopper sandwich wraps and a few holiday-themed characters were developed for the always-animated Chicken Fries boxes. The range is all wrapped up in joyful takeaway bags."
Via: The Dieline
We completed a range of designs for The Vineyard Belfast- starting with their Brand identity, then printed bottles for their Growlers (2 sizes) and more recently Gift cards and Wallets- we just received the above range of promotional shots of all from them, they were so good we just had to share them!
If you wish to read more on the work we carried out on these follow this link:
The Vineyard Belfast
Thanks again to Karen and the guys at The Vineyard, looking forward to more projects in the coming months!
We have worked with Stephen Brown now on multiple projects over the past number of years, it is easy to say there is never a dull moment when he is visiting- if its not fire walking, its glass walking, there has even been a lego walk!
We were lucky enough to be selected by him again to put together his "manifesto" in graphical format -we are so chuffed with how it turned out!
He had been working on the manifesto for a while and although was going to hold off on sharing it until his ebook and website were ready he just felt the need to get it out there!
I am sure you will agree this would look great on any office or home wall...watch this space! Go SB!
Available to purchase:
Artist Jason Ratliff has created Super Shadows, a fantastic illustrations of imaginative children’s shadows that reveal their inner comic book superhero. Prints are available to purchase online from Curioos.
Curioos also conducted an interview with Ratliff that focuses on his Super Shadows project:
How did your shadows series get started? What was your first source of inspiration?
This series of “Super Shadows” comes after my original series “Walking Shadows”, which illustrates various peoples’, animals’, and objects’ shadows with an abstract, low-poly feel. The series first started after flipping through an old sketchbook of unfinished ideas. I came across an old drawing of an unassuming elderly woman. The only thing I had yet to draw was the shadow. The drawing was at least 5 or 6 years old. I remember not finishing it because I didn’t know where to take it. But after all that time, once I saw it again everything clicked. I instantly knew how I wanted to finish that one and I instantly knew what I was going to do for the next 3 pieces. It all grew from there. Unlike the first shadows, which explore everything from people to animals to objects, this new series of “Super Shadows” is wholeheartedly focused on the inherent power of a child’s potential and imagination. (read more)
Via Laughing Squid
Keep an eye out for the new Tayto Festive 12 Packs we designed earlier this year for launch around now.
Always great to work with the guys at Tayto and looking forward to seeing Mr Tayto in his festive gear this Christmas.
As well as the multi packs we also did a limited edition Turkey,Ham and Stuffing design - always popular this time of year!
Did you know that they guys in Tayto send boxes of their crisps all over the world to customers who have moved away from home, around Christmas they get very busy!
If you know someone who you think would like a Tayto treat this christmas why not go to their online shop:
We love this clever concept packaging from Hani Douaji via Behance. We will feature some more of Hani's work in the in the coming months as its so good!
"Trident Xtra Care is a chewing sugar-free gum that helps protect teeth and gums in between meals and gives a whiter brighter smile. I created a new playful and interactive packaging which enhance the main feature of the product “Protecting Teeth”.A range of Six packs that represent three flavours, each pack has an illustration of a mouth with either mustache or lips. The chewing gum look like teeth through the mouth die-cut window. The Blister chewing gums is designed to look like a set of bright teeth on pink gums."
Excellent work Hani, love the idea the bright and fun graphics plus the visuals!
Again please check out Hani's other work on Behance.
We recently had the pleasure to work on a new premium pet food brand and packaging range, Whistler's Premium Dog Food.
From start to finish we enjoyed a great relationship with the client- we even managed to get a new treat for Bonnie our Beagle, when we explained how much of a destroyer she was!
It was important to them that the brand be identifiable and sit out amongst a busy and tough marketplace.
Andrew from Whistler's was delighted with the final product, stating that initial sales were already very impressive and many wholesalers and suppliers were asking about the new packs.
Our background in Flexible print and packaging really assisted in ensuring a swift and painless process from concept through to delivery of a top notch product.
Wishing everyone at Whistler's continued success.
Read more about the range and see more images in our Portfolio.
Have you recently eaten a bag of Tayto- Springtime crisps?
Blackthorn recently designed a springtime range of Crisps, all profits from this bag was to go towards the fantastic Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
As well as the crisp bags we designed the shelf ready packaging, promotional posters and a cover for the Ulster Grocer magazine.
See more images here.
The result of this campaign?....£37,000 raised for Marie Curie!
A massive congratulations to everyone at both Tayto Ltd. and at Marie Curie.
Imagine accidentally spilling your coffee onto a fresh sheet of paper, only to discover that you can create amazing artworks out of the caffeinated drink? That's exactly what happened to artist Maria A. Aristidou who uses special watercolour paper and around five different coffee blends to create her special artworks.
From Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones and the Mario Brothers to Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Disney characters, Maria has gained a significant name for herself across the globe as people enjoy seeing her latest 'coffee artworks' via her Instagram account.
Impossible magnets is a series of animated GIFs made by Sara Enriquez that refers to imaginary cities from mythical works. From Hill Valley to Gotham City through Jurassic Park, no fan will be left behind.
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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!