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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.

Branding & Packaging for Yema by AnagramaYema is a Mexican…


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama


Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama

Branding & Packaging for Yema by Anagrama

Yema is a Mexican company offering functional and convenient alternatives in everyday products with the purpose of reinventing consumption habits under an accessible and simplified scheme.

Our solution is a universal language embodied in a scalable system adapting to a very diverse range of products ranging from matchboxes to future furniture packaging. The system is composed by informative bubbles responding to the most relevant brand messages highlighting each of the product’s key ingredients.

Anagrama is an international branding, architecture and software development firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. They create the perfect balance between a design boutique and a business consultancy, from focusing on the development of creative pieces with the up most attention to details, to providing perfect solutions based on the analysis of tangible data.

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Branding for Lolli & Pops by Valerie Durak, MakerLolli and…


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak


Branding for Lolli and Pops by Valerie Durak

Branding for Lolli & Pops by Valerie Durak, Maker

Lolli and Pops is a premium specialty retailer that offers an assortment of confections, sweets, chocolates and treats from all around the world.  My partnership with Lolli and Pops first began when I was asked to create hand-lettered chalk installations for their retail stores.

As our relationship grew, I was brought onboard to help develop product, branding, packaging, photography, web, marketing and retail design along with the creative team at Maker. During our partnership, I contributed to the design for over 100 private label products, and Lolli and Pops grew to over 75 locations across the US.

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Packaging for Straws by PG Brand ReformingThis idea was inspired…


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming


Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming

Packaging for Straws by PG Brand Reforming

This idea was inspired by childhood memories when you visit your grandmother in a village, go out into the field, snatch a spikelet and drink fresh milk or fruit drink through it. Now we’re grown-ups and we discovered, how much smarter and sustainable we can be if just turn back to our roots.

The design was inspired by Slavic traditions of making decor and amulets from dried stems. These wicker shapes were called “spiders”. Now you can find such a “spider” right at our box. For centuries these “spiders” have protected the houses of villagers from fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Now they protect nature.

PG Brand Reforming Company use logic and marketing research, implementing consistent reforms of products, services or companies. They love to solve problems of any complexity and find creative solutions for them. They create effective brands, vibrant designs and logical trade marks.

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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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