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From accessibility to sustainability: Packaging design trends in 2022

Between the continued acceleration of online deliveries, and the loud call of COP26, in 2021 had never been more aware of the role packaging plays in our world. But what have we learnt, and how will this influence packaging trends over the next...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Waitrose issues apology over 'racist' Easter packaging

UK reatailer Waitrose has issued an apology after receiving customer complaints about a trio of chocolate ducklings being sold in its stores. The set of ducks included three types of chocolate that were labelled as crispy, fluffy and ugly, with the...

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Will Digital Kill Packaging?

Galvanised by convenience and speed, we are ordering more online than ever before. E-commerce is the fastest growing retail channel in Europe and North America; globally it is expected to represent 70% of all sales transactions by 2017. The volume of...

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We Believers design edible beer packaging to save marine life

I love beer. I love almost everything about it. I love it's eclectic nature, the community behind it, the fact you can have more than a few without dissolving into a raving loon, and the hoppy, bitter taste that lingers in your mouth just long enough...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Seaweed packaging wins Lexus Design Grand Prix Award 2016

An eco-friendly prototype packaging product made from seaweed has been named as the Grand Prix winner of this year's Lexus Design Award for emerging designers. The “Agar Plasticity” project was created by a team of three Japanese...

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Inspiration

World Vegetarian Day: The Packaging

Today is World Vegetarian Day and so seems like the perfect time to feature the best in vegetable packaging design. Whether you're a T-rex or a Stegosaurus, you'll enjoy perusing these packs. Waitrose Fresh Herbs Bold headline-style typography...

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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Brazil 2014 - The Official Sponsors

Events like the World Cup prove that packaging is much more than protection. It’s a vessel and a vehicle for celebration. Limited edition event-orientated packaging doesn’t just ride the hype, it generates it. The brands that associate...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Premium Coffee

Coffee, like wine, has become a product for aficionados. Consequently, a substantial market for high-concept bags of beans has evolved, with each brand using design as its weapon win the battle to become the coffee enthusiast's preferred brew. Below...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Inspiration

Awesome and Imaginative Food Packaging

In today’s market, brands and designers have to find increasingly innovative ways of staying ahead of the competition and making us buy their product. One great way to out do your competitors is through packaging. Generally we’re all used...

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Inspiration

Inspiring packaging designs

Packaging design has arguably become one of the most sophisticated, holistic and powerful examples of the designer’s craft. With around 40,000 packs to choose from in your average supermarket the challenge is to stand out. Packaging on a...

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Inspiration

10 of the best packaging designs

From cool and tasteful to wacky and downright weird, effective product packaging can enable a product to be seen in an entirely new light. Here are ten of my absolute favourites. From spaghetti to headphones, this list covers all and any types of...

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Industry

Annual 2022- Who will see your work this year?

Will my work gets seen by the "right" people is a key question when deciding on whether or not to enter any award. As a part of our commitment to making The Annual the "Most" Award, we make sure that your entries are delivered to and downloaded by,...

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Leaders

How to achieve performance objectives with connected experiences

Performance metrics for digital advertising have transformed our industry. Transparent, targeted, and accountable campaigns are more impactful than ever. The challenge to brands is wading through the variety of digital advertising options. Choose...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The eye of a very creative storm | #CompanySpotlight

A design agency with almost 30 years of progress behind them, Storm Brands, in their own words "build brands that mean business" We caught up with Managing Director Caroline Dilloway this week to discuss how Storm weathered the chaos of COVID and...

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Inspiration

A saucy campaign 150 years in the making for Heinz | #BehindTheIdea

The latest saucy campaign for Heinz pokes fun at the brand for launching a new range of pasta sauces in the UK, 150 years after they first entered the market. The campaign, devised by Wunderman Thompson Spain, launched with a full-page ad in The...

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Porky polls: people lie in surveys, so how do you get to the facts?

There aren’t many studies examining how frequently people lie. It is lunacy to assume that respondents will truthfully answer questions about how truthful they are. Neither is it socially desirable to brand yourself a liar - even in an...

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Industry

The great COVID comeback - Creative salaries in 2022

“Am I being paid enough?” This is a question I ask myself daily. Of course, as a freelancer, I technically control my own salary but it’s still a nagging itch that tends to kick in at the most inopportune moments. Generally, just...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

A conversation about IceCream, Hobbies & WH Smith...

Where do you get inspiration from? The typical answer here is to say ‘from everywhere’ but that’s really flipping unhelpful to those reading thinking, I really need some inspiration, where do I look. I was once in a meeting with...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Features

Is Graphic Design Dead?

I really hope not. But it doesn't look good. What do the late, great Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Massimo Vignelli and Alan Fletcher have in common - other than their skill and enduring influence? They were all proud to call themselves...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson
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Inspiration

Ads that made history: the Christmas Truce of Sainsbury’s

I was in a classroom, leaning over my desk as my Storytelling tutor dimmed the lights in the room, when I watched the 1914 Christmas ad for the first time. As someone who hadn’t lived in the UK until 2017, I’d apparently missed out on a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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