Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. The guys worked together on so-called “Sharp Suits”series with a team of other ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more, who must’ve all appreciated a chance to let out some of their exasperation in a creative way.
The series was exhibited at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery in November, giving a chance to purchase an A3 poster of your choice. The guys, however, received so many orders during a 5 day exhibition, that they’ve already stopped accepting them. All the thousands of euros they claim to have raised were donated to the Temple Street Children Hospital.
Believe it or not, but this black water is made with pure spring water! The water contains Fulvic Acid which turns the water naturally black . The packaging is so unique, revealing the type printed in black on the bottle.
Packaging tapes are commonly believed to be rather difficult to remove from boxes. But with this bright new idea tape on boxes are now being pushed forward to a new level. Ths tape has a clever utilization of built-in rip cord. So whenever you put on or tear off the tapes, you will find it, well, surprisingly easy!
The moment you pull away the exterior tag from an egg carton, it’s rightly the time to cook the egg, that’s the main idea of this “Gogol Mogol” egg dish concept. The egg carton is made from recycled paperboard and self-cooking, so as to offer the users cooked eggs at almost any time they want.
The sexiest buns we’ve ever seen come from bread manufacturer Kohberg, who released pink-colored and bra-patterned package bags for their rye bread buns. Kohberg has announced to give part of the revenues earned by selling the sexy buns to The Danish Cancer Society, to support the medical research of breast cancer.
Cheese Pencils are interesting packaging design for The Deli Garage’s cheeses. Also come along with them is a grater shaped like a pencil sharpener. As a result, you could easily have the cheese sprinkled onto the dish with the sharpener.
This packaging for pistachio nuts tells a narrative in every detail. The shape and opening mechanism is a reference to pistachios themselves. A crucial part of the thought process was to focus on user experience and second function of the package. The end result is a package where the inside tray holds pistachios but the outer part separates and becomes a tray for the shells – a simple and convenient way to enjoy pistachios instantly. The graphics are no less important for this solution. The main intention was to create graphics that depict the crunchiness of pistachios, that’s where the hand-made type treatment comes in. Also, to think even further about the consumers, all the nutrition facts are shown on the front panel. However, the engraved design makes this essential information visually appealing and even interesting to look at. Read more about Mighty Nuts on Behance
Super cool webzine Luxirare has created this delectable looking Japanese inspired take on the McDonald’s chicken nugget meal. They call it a “mock collab”, we call it yes please right now.
The individual to-go box is an almost exact mimic, except that the design is slick, contemporary and minimal. The nuggets are replaced by Uni (sea urchin) that is wrapped in nori, rolled in a shiso leaf and then fried tempura style. These are then nestled in a bed of fresh shiso leaves with three accompanying dipping sauces: lime and yuzu, black smoked salk, and lime zest. Then to wash it all down, how about a tall ‘glass’ of Champagne Rosé?
This inspiring short film, which is part of Ericsson’s Networked Society series, provides some serious food for thought about the current (mis)education system, and the potential for new kinds of leaning which different technologies afford us.
You spend at least eight hours working every day, but are you happy doing what you do? In fact, what exactly does ‘happiness’ imply? Our friends at BRG, together with FNB, are hosting a fascinating conference on Happiness at work, with guest speakers who are experts in the happiness business.
Who doesn’t want to be happy? For more information on the guest speakers and booking details, click here. And hey, you’ll see us at the conference too!
Put up your hand if you’ve actually read Moby Dick… The sprawling maritime epic is one of the greatest works of literature that remains as relevant today is it was in 1851. But sadly, Melville’s prophetic tale of the ubiquitous yet elusive white whale remains mostly unread. But now there’s no excuse; the Moby Dick Big Read project takes Melville’s monumental tome online: each of its 135 chapters will be read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible!
Wikipedia has become the accumulated knowledge behemoth of the web 2.0 era.We all love it, use it daily, and couldn’t imagine life without it. But this doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. From a users’ and designers’ perspective, there is in fact much room for improvement. Lithuanian design agency, New, have tackled the mother of all knowledge sites, and given it a much needed make-over. Their solution, Wikipedia Redefined, presents a slick, contemporary looking brand ,which in turn offers a greatly enhanced user experience.
The irony, however, is that despite Wikipedia’s defining motto as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”, this does not extend to include the site’s design and functionality. Pity.
Go and view the entire Wikipedia Redefined project, it’s an incredible example of proactive, forward-thinking design work which actively seeks to solve real problems and make the world a better place, one design at a time.
Watch how a squid’s chromatophores membrane cells respond to Cypriss Hill’s 1993 hit ‘Insane in the Brain’. Neuroscientist Greg Gage sparked ethical debates and viral sensation when he unveiled this video earlier this month.
You can read all the scientific nitty-gritty here, or, if you’re like me, just click play and enjoy the pretty images in the video.
This innovative packaging solution from London designers PostlerFerguson, is genius in all the right ways:
Supermarkets are expanding their fresh fish offerings to include more sustainable species like gurnard, mackerel and skate. These fish are cheaper and just as tasty, but customers often shy away from them because they are unfamiliar and occasionally just plain ugly.
The packages are constructed from a double layered polyethylene, so they are airtight, resealable and can be filled with ice for transport to keep your fish fresh until it hits the pan!