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Founded, designed and curated by Ena Baćanović - graphic designer based in Zagreb - Croatia, The Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world, with the main focus on young designers/ students. Except from the daily inspiration, whole week is filled with different types of inspiring posts and sections that are design-related. The Design Blog is designed by Ena and developed by Jen Yuan.

Packaging for Agua Bendita by FuturaAgua Bendita is mezcal made…


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura


Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura

Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura

Agua Bendita is mezcal made in Mexico and proudly original. This mezcal is dedicated to those who defy traditional norms, thus positioning themselves as a brand without rules for all adventurous souls.

We created a visual system that illustrates the values of the brand, breaking with the rules of traditional mezcal. Agua Bendita is now presented with a metaphorical and playful feel, based on the symbolisms of the Mexican religious narrative, to open a way to experimentation and celebration, because blessed are those who defy common and current norms.

Born in 2008 as an Independent Design Studio, Futura is a boutique-like workshop that seeks to redefine the Mexican design values, maintaining functionality, wit and charisma. They specialize in resource optimization paying attention to every detail. Nowadays their HQ is based in Mexico, but they have clients all over the world.

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Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANTTalea Beer Co. is a…


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT


Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT

Branding & Packaging for Talea by IWANT

Talea Beer Co. is a New York-based, women-led, craft beer start-up. IWANT design has created the branding, visual language, and packaging for this exciting new project. Bold colorful graphic shapes have been used to great effect to give the brand a unique visual style with real impact. With eight beers already designed, we are scheduled to double that number through 2020, as well as working closely with their team on their forthcoming Williamsburg taproom.

IWANT is a creative branding & communications agency based in East London, formed in 2003. They work closely with clients to create work they can all be proud of. They specialize in the creation and development of brands, including naming, branding, art direction, packaging, environments, digital, illustration, and image-making.

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FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction VictionInspire a sense of wonder…


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction


FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction

FLIP&FUN: Fruit by Viction Viction

Inspire a sense of wonder in children through flip animation! FLIP&FUN Fruit showcases a vivid troop of fun fruit characters, all set to tell a curious chain of events from the first page till the last. Help these creatures come to life with a flip, and learn all about colors too. 

Each book also contains a template for children to illustrate their very own flip animation! Based on nature and daily life, the FLIP&FUN series is thoughtfully designed and will delight children and adults alike.

Purchase the book here

Published and edited by VICTION-VICTION 
Illustrations by Zublime

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Packaging for Buddy Buddy by FuturaThe concept behind the…


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura


Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura

Packaging for Buddy Buddy by Futura

The concept behind the identity and range of packaging is a nod to the idea that the best company you can keep is being with yourself. This is reflected in the repetition of the Buddy Buddy character … not a set of twins but a man and his reflection.

For the brand’s identity, we chose an eye-catching and friendly color palette with the use of neutral tones contrasting with pops of color, which are used throughout the graphic system to differentiate the different types of products. This was complemented with ocher tones and golden finishes to give a premium essence.

Born in 2008 as an Independent Design Studio, Futura is a boutique-like workshop that seeks to redefine the Mexican design values, maintaining functionality, wit, and charisma. They specialize in resource optimization paying attention to every detail. Nowadays their HQ is based in Mexico, but they have clients all over the world.

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Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious DesignOur pledge was to…


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design


Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design

Packaging for Amino Mantra by Curious Design

Our pledge was to faithfully match the visual language of the brand to the quality of the products that they lovingly create-and the philosophy that drives them. We set out to achieve this by handcrafting all of the key elements-a nod to the same artisan care and attention that Pritesh and Trang place such great emphasis on.

Through this exploration, the idea of the symbiotic relationship between plants and people evolved, which we then visually captured by interacting naïve line drawings of characters with the key vegetables for each product variant. A simple analogy of everything that Amino Mantra stands for. This delicate, but evocative imagery was featured prominently on the packaging and synchronized with a beautifully considered ‘earthy’, but contemporary colour palette.

Curious is an independent Auckland based design and brand strategy agency with a tight-knit team of talented designers, and insightful thinkers. All with one purpose. To make you look good, and make sure the spotlight falls squarely on your brand. 

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Bert & Arnold by Yum YumShopping monsters created for LCX…

Bert & Arnold by Yum Yum

Shopping monsters created for LCX fashion store in Hong Kong.

Yum Yum is a creative studio founded by Animation Directors Beth Algieri and Jonny Plummer. They collaborate with global brands, advertising agencies and production companies to make engaging, character-full content.

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Identity for Humankind by Vanessa PepinHumankind is a unique…


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin


Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin

Identity for Humankind by Vanessa Pepin

Humankind is a unique talent representation agency based in Montreal. Their beliefs, such as Inclusiveness, diversity, purpose and authenticity drive them to represent inspiring people of diverse type of beauty and talents. I was mandated to develop both their brand identity as well as their website.

Vanessa Pepin is an Independent art director and graphic designer based in Montreal. She’s focused on branding, prints, packaging, web design, environmental graphic design and more. Some of her notable clients include: SID LEE, Lg2 boutique, Beau design bureau, Marie Saint-Pierre, Circo de Bakuza, Ecorce, Jump and love, Marketel, Publicis and more.

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Brand Identity for Albural by FirmaltAlbural is one of the…

Brand Identity for Albural by Firmalt

Albural is one of the largest pecan orchards being built in México. As part of their family legacy, Albural is meant to last through many generations, so we had to create a brand that would endure with it. The family is a central concept in the identity, which is why the brand mark serves as a symbol for both the family tree and the Pecan trees within the orchard. 

We created different patterns inspired by the different shapes of the pecan shells, which assemble in “stacks” to give the brand a playful and lighter feel. The result is a strong and timeless brand with a unique visual system, that communicates the story of a strong family and would serve as the start of a great legacy.

Firmalt is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico that provides unique creative solutions that develop and position brands. They create strong visual concepts that communicate clear ideas, add value, and differentiate from the competition.

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Daydream by Marylou FaureThese ‘Daydream’ figurines are…

Daydream by Marylou Faure

These ‘Daydream’ figurines are made out of resin, airbrush painted with a high gloss finish. They are approximately 15cm tall and are made in the UK as a limited edition of 25. There is one full white version with an iridescent shine, and one in multiple colours, with hand-painted details. 

The name ‘Daydream’ comes from a new series that Marylou will be exhibiting in early 2020. The ‘Daydream’ figurines are a representation of peace and stillness, as well as dreams and aspirations. It’s been said that you should spend at least one hour a day doing nothing else than being with yourself. To help you focus on your goals and motivations. The figurines are a reminder that you should take that time to be with yourself, escape from everything else once in a while, and come back calmer and more motivated. 

The figurines are meant as decorative objects for the home, as well as a reminder to take a break and recenter your thoughts on things that matter to you most.

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Identity for Zooba by &WalshZooba is an Egyptian street food…

Identity for Zooba by &Walsh

Zooba is an Egyptian street food restaurant based in Cairo. Their food is a modern twist on traditional classics. With the opening of their first store in NYC, they came to us for a new brand identity. We went to Cairo and were inspired by the beauty of the layered visuals we saw on the streets: the hand-painted typography on foul carts, geometric patterned tapes, mix & matched colored tiles, posters, and painted illustrations on walls. 

We worked with a Cairo-based calligraphy artist to paint the Arabic type for the branding. We layered this with modern versions of patterns and illustrations inspired by the streets of Cairo. Just like their food is a modern twist on traditional classics, we aimed to do this with the visual language.

&Walsh is a creative agency in NYC specializing in branding & advertising. We work with clients starting from the initial brand strategy phase to the design, art direction and final production of a project. We believe in creating beautiful, emotion-driven work that functions for our client’s goals and resonates with their audiences.

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