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50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs

50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs
When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. It’s also vital to ensure that you’re conveying the necessary information about the contents and quality of the product, while triggering the desired emotion in your customer. Here are 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.

Magic Folding Cubes for Babies and Toddlers For my eighth birthday, I received a Yoshimoto Cube like the animated one shown at right. It’s a plastic manipulation toy held together by an ingenious placement of stickers. It, or a generic knockoff, cost about $5 in the heyday of the mechanical puzzle craze inspired by Rubik’s Cube.

The 20 Best Marketing Infographics of 2012 Compelling imagery and visual design ruled marketing in 2012. Never before have pictures and images been so important for igniting engagement in your social media, email, and content marketing campaigns/strategies. With that, the popularity of infographics (information graphics) has also taken the marketing world by storm, and it’s easy to [literally] see why. Infographics are chock full of interesting stats, actionable items and a plethora of knowledge all wrapped up in a pretty package that’s ridiculously easy to share – A marketers dream! Let’s take a look at 20 of the best marketing infographics of 2012: Psst…Want to make an infographic of your own? Make a Kegerator From Wired How-To Wiki This could be you. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired If you're serious about cold beer, you will eventually find yourself yearning for a kegerator. Finding a used one is hard to do, so you are left with two options: You can buy a new one, or convert an old refrigerator. Even a low-end commercial kegerator will run you $400 or more, and a nice one will be more than $600.

interior decorating I've been seriously deprived of decorating and designing spaces lately, so I had to find an outlet and a way to sneak in some decor amidst the renovation madness here at my boyfriend's house! You see, ever since I left behind my apartment in downtown to finish college, I've been living like a bohemian between here and my mother's house. My precious belongings have been squirreled away in storage, garages, under beds, in closets and basically anywhere I can shove them. The phrase "bursting at the seams" just came to mind, oh dear. Anyway, imagine my excitement when Ivan painted his room and (basically) told me to have at it... Pretty wonderful eh? This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.

Magic Folding Cube Note: Information about this cube is well known. Our contribution is to give a step-by-step procedure for building it, which has been taught to young children. The supplies needed and the instructions are given below. The “magic” folding cube is made up of 8 single cubes. When you buy a folding cube from a store, it is usually a picture cube. The faces show nine different pictures, six outside and three inside.

A Table Designed To Teach Kids To Grow Their Own Food My five-year-old niece recently brought home a list of her class’s favorite meals: hot dogs, spaghetti, pizza, and one oddball: cucumber and avocado sushi rolls. “Yeah, I’d like to see that kid eat those,” my sister quipped. The struggle to get otherwise curious kids to eat vegetables is an age-old complaint. A recent trend has been to sneak veggies into other foods (remember Jessica Seinfeld’s controversy-laden cookbook?). But as disdainful as they can be about leafy greens, kids can be jazzed about projects, which is why a new table that allows kids to grow their own food -- and (gasp!)

11 Pencil Vs. Camera Images 986 653Share10.7K Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and now living in Belgium, Ben Heine is an amazing artist who overlaps hand-drawn works of art with photos to create stunning images. I selected eleven of his Pencil Vs. Camera images from his site, but you should check out all his awesome work if you have time. The Deglon Meeting Knife Set - StumbleUpon Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Awards. This set of sculptural, nested knives is practical, durable and a work of art. The set is made of high quality stainless steel and seemingly appears to be created from a single block of stainless steel.

40+ Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions 499 shares 10 Places to Get Photoshop Actions Delivering high quality images is something every designer should worry about, especially with images being such an important part of a design. To help you with this task, we’ve rounded up ten places where you can get some really useful Photoshop actions to enhance your images. We have some premium resources and also some free,… Read More Gooey White Chocolate Fluffernutter Cake Bars Ahhh, summer is officially here which means more fun time to cook with the kids. My Gooey cake bars are so simple (not to mention ridiculously delish) and the kids absolutely love to get their hands dirty to help with this one. My favorite part about these bars is the gooey fluffernutter topping, its almost caramel like consistency which makes for a perfect gooey treat.

Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right?

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