Corn Beer Package designed by Gabriel Germain. Via Packaging UQAM
”The print substrate is a cartonboard named Frövi Carry that is commonly used for packaging solutions like this one. We decided to turn the coated white side to the inside to reveal the original material through the untreated brown side of the carton sheet. The box is printed in three colors: yellow (a special spot color mixed for the brewery), an opaque white as first coat printed under the yellow and finally black for the texts. The printing plates for the texts can be varied to define the particular sort of beer the box is made for. A matt varnish is printed nearly all over the box with just the corona left open to achieve its unobtrusive and subtle appearance. Laterally information about the producer is placed. On one side there is a short text on the brand «LägereBräu» itself. On the opposite side a short description provides further information on the particular sort of beer. If you open the box at the perforation it reveals the inner coated surface of the cardboard. We printed the entire inside with the yellow spot color to support the idea of the box being just a physical container that on its opening discloses all the ideas and values connected to the brand and it’s product.”
Blend It from Israel made branding and design for the Golan Brewery. In the first picture you see a clever secondary package which looks like they made of one piece cardboard. Here is the story about the project ”The Golan Brewery was launched as a joint venture by the Ohayon family and the Golan Heights Winery. Located in Katzrin, the brewery produces beer of an international caliber. In our search for a design concept, we engaged in a dialogue between the local and the sophisticated, the masculine and the liberated, and the rugged and the cultured.”
An environment project by Puma. Reduce the resources used when distributing shoes. The bag tightly wraps an interior cardboard scaffolding—giving it shape and reducing cardboard use by 65%. Moreover, without that shiny box exterior, there’s no laminated cardboard (which interferes with recycling). There’s no tissue paper inside. And there’s no throw-away plastic bag. The bag itself is made of recycled PET, and it’s non-woven—woven fibers increase density and materials use—and stitched with heat, so that it’s less manufacturing intensive. Puma estimates that the bag will slash water, energy, and fuel consumption during manufacturing alone by 60%—in one year, that comes to a savings of 8,500 tons of paper, 20 million mega joules of electricity, 264,000 gallons of fuel, and 264 gallons of water. Ditching the plastic bags will save 275 tones of plastic, and the lighter shipping weight will save another 132,000 gallons of diesel. Via Gizmodo
A flat sheets of recyclable corrugated cardboard. The patterns make it easy to fold and conform to almost any shape while maintaining structural rigidity and protecting the contents. Clever! See more here
Online shopping – better or worse for the environment than the traditional method? Amazon presents a new program called Frustration-free Packaging. Goal: to eliminate waste, cut costs, and improve usability.
Products’ boxes are often not designed to be shipped directly to the customer. To ensure it arrives safely, Amazon usually places it inside another box. But with this new packaging system, the products have been designed to ship in their original containers directly to the customer.