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Coke’s PlantBottle, by any other name . . .

Coca Cola announced late last week that they will be introducing a “new plastic bottle made partially from plants.” A super idea but that name  .  .  .  ouch. The recyclable/renewable aspects aside, and I sincerely applaud Coke for the effort, … Continue reading

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Hubble and The Guggenheim, two great packages

The juxtaposition of these two images got me thinking. Today there are a couple of completely unrelated events happening, one in space and one on Fifth Avenue. And admittedly I may be stretching the definition of packaging when discussing these … Continue reading

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PET, a greener spirits package

PET plastic bottles, even the 100% post consumer recycled variety, are being considered more seriously by alcoholic beverage companies. They have a number of advantages. Cost is the most obvious. But there also seem to be other advantages when looking … Continue reading

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Coke, Budweiser and brand heritage

This image, which contrasts packages from the early 20th and early 21st centuries, clearly shows how far Coke and Budweiser have evolved the package design of their core brands in essentially the last 100 years. As you can see, Budweiser not … Continue reading

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Package Design, a leading or trailing indicator, 1930-1940

This is the fourth in our series of short pieces on highlights in the package design history of the 20th century, decade by decade. The 1930s can’t be written about without the immediate acknowledgment that the biggest economic and social … Continue reading

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@issue: now online

Got an email today mentioning that @issue:, the publication of The Corporate Design Foundation has gone online. Good to see that a great traditional print publication has made the move, and it is good to see them reporting on package … Continue reading

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“Glorified Design Firms”

There was an interesting post recently on cityfile.com. It wasn’t the post, about Peter Arnell losing a lawsuit with his publisher, which got my attention. It was the first comment posted by Rob Frankel, a man who is not afraid … Continue reading

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