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Graphic design inspiration: Packaging--part 1

Earliest memories
Do you remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you finally received the special toy you were hoping for?

The packaging probably displayed nice bold colors, fuzzy little animals or bright graphics.

The clear blister plastic enticed you by letting you view the precious treasure within the box.

Although we may not consciously know it, graphic design and packaging have been an influence in our lives since we were children and continues on through to adulthood.

Inspiration on store shelves
Becoming a good graphic designer takes creative thinking, good visual acumen, and even a sense of humor. But every graphic designer needs some sort of inspiration in order to keep the creative juices flowing.

In this series we'll explore the Internet to glean some of the most imaginative and inventive packaging produced by graphic designers.

If you are looking for creative inspiration, the lowly package is certainly a good place to start.

Tea bag container
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Here is a concept design for a new way to package tea bags. Each individual bag is enclosed in a pyramid shaped box. The design was created by designer Gabriello Re.

It's coffee; not a USB stick
.....coffee-packaging-by-fizi-pao..
Those who like tech will immediately see the resemblance of this packaging to a thumb drive or USB memory stick. But it is neither. It is actually a unique way to package fresh coffee. The designs were produced by Fizi Pao.

Let them eat (butter) cake
...butter-cake-from-nanatsukahara
We've all seen cake boxes. Sometimes they are plain white or in some cases, they have simple decorations on them. But the butter cakes baked and packaged in Nanatsukahara, Japan, well, takes the cake.

The box design, by T-Square Design Associates, is elegant and simple on the outside. The inside liner is decorated with a printed scene of the outdoors. You get a treat for the eyes as well as your palette in one sitting.

It was a dark and stormy night...
.......................................................winter-soups-by-thridperson-designs
When cold weather sets in at home, one of the ways to warm up is to bundle up in a warm sweater and enjoy a good, hot bowl of soup.

Thirdperson Designs has taken this literally and created hot beverage sleeves to wrap around winter soup products. Feeling toasty yet?

Graphic design school and packaging courses
If you are interested in designing graphics that virtually everyone will see, you may want to explore the realm of packaging design.

Graphic design colleges can provide you with the essential education you need to qualify for jobs in the industry. Speak to a graphic design school representative today to find out more about packaging and design courses.


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Graphic Design (BS)
  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphic Design
Boost your career with training from Sullivan College of Technology and Design. We offer diploma and degree programs for careers in the technology and design field.
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Graphic Arts (AAS)
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ABCO Technology , Los Angeles
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
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  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
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