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Monday, November 9, 2009

Not your average trash bag

If you are in the mood to dress-up your trash check-out Happy Sacks. At $16 a pop these unconventional bags designed by Wieden + Kennedy are guaranteed to spark conversation in the neighborhood.

Related Links:
Swiss Trash Bags
That’s some Funny Sh*t

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:13 am  

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Still need a costume? Here are 400 ideas!

“400 Costumes to Die For is GS Design’s 2009 annual self-promotional piece. Designed to help recipients decide what to be for Halloween, the piece consists of two custom-made, 20-sided dice – one with 20 modifiers, the other with 20 nouns – that together offer 400 possible original costume combinations. (Zombie Elvis, Kung-fu Jesus, M.C. Mollusk, etc.) The dice are packaged inside an illustrated cylindrical tube that rotates to line up heads on different bodies. The tube is an economical one-color hot stamp on black paper. The instructions were printed as one-color paper labels and affixed to inside of the lid.”

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:36 pm  

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just add hot water

Image from CR Blog

The November issue of Creative Review is packaged in a revolutionary new bag that dissolves in hot water. Creative Review is the first publication to sample this new packaging material developed by Cyberpac out of the UK. Head over to CR Blog to see a visual step-by-step on how it works.

Peak below (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:25 pm  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vitamin Boxes

We came across this solid packaging by Viktoriya Gadomska the other day and thought it was worth a mention.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:49 am  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

“Taking the Arnell out of Tropicana”

As many of you know Tropicana’s packaging rebrand has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride having reverted back to its original look designed by Sterling Brands a few months back. Trop50 is the only product left that uses a splash of some of the design elements The Arnell Group came up with for the rebrand failure.

The new design on the right reverts back to many of the successful brand elements that the original had, while still keeping the Trop50 logo and that darn glass of orange juice.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:42 am  

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Puff on this

Pentagram takes on tobacco.

This month the Senate approved new legislation that will heavily restrict the nicotine content and marketing of cigarettes, including the requirement that colorful ads and displays be replaced with black-and-white-only text. The bill is expected to pass in the House and President Obama has said he will sign it. For a piece in its Sunday Perspectives section, the St. Petersburg Times asked DJ Stout what cigarette companies might do to follow the new marketing rules. (The full article is print only; we’ve posted it here.) Stout suggests that to comply with the new crackdown, cigarette manufacturers like Marlboro should embrace the restrictions and make cigarettes look truly dangerous. This, of course, will still appeal to a core group of smokers. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:30 am  

Friday, June 19, 2009

Newspaper Patterns

Here’s another D&AD Yellow Pencil winner that is worth a mention. The project developed by Dentsu used old newspaper and overprinted vibrant patterns on it to create something new. We’ve included the project brief below for your review.

Design a package for a street vendor that sells farm-grown vegetables and fruits. The brief required somethig original, easy to use and low cost. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:46 pm  

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Troublemakers

“Such tragedy could have been easily avoided”. Love it!

“Wptt Contraceptive (a brand name) hopes to create a new packaging of novelty and visual impact. The objective is to emphasize the high contraceptive effectiveness of the products by indicating the painful consequences of having sex without a condom. More than 100,000 people have used the condoms and the sales increased by 21%.”

Peak below for additional condom packaging. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:16 am  

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

If you drink bottled water drink this!

While drinking from the tap is preferred, this innovative concept by Perennial Design has integrated a cup within the packaging and is worth a mention.

Thanks Tom for the tip. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:54 am  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


ModKat was launched at this years ICFF and won the Editor’s Award for Best Accessory. Word is that production is in the works and should be ready for sale by late August. For the dog owners out there dig these glorified sh*t bags (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:32 am  
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