Monthly Archives: December 2009

A great year to be a package designer

Thanks to loyal clients, supportive associates, and a bit of hard work, this has been a pretty good year. And I was reminded again and again, in spite of the economic and social headwinds facing our industry, how lucky we … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 List of Package Design Stories for 2009

This blog was begun in early 2009 as a place to discuss, “The package as a unique object in our contemporary culture  .  . focusing on past influences, current events, and future inspirations that shape the world of package design.” … Continue reading

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Some design related top 10 lists

I couldn’t help it. As the both the year and the decade come to an end there are lots of best lists, and we decided to assemble our own list of lists. Some are on package design, some are not. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Betty Crocker and the iPhone

A box of Betty Crocker cake mix and the Apple iPhone share more than you may think. When introduced, they both had a secret missing ingredient that would make the user experience more engaging, and the product more successful. For … Continue reading

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David Brooks on the “Design” Society

In his column today, David Brooks talks about something he calls “The Protocol Society” I think he might as well have called it the design society. He begins by discussing the fact that the economy has evolved from one that … Continue reading

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What can designers learn from linguists?

The English language spoken in London, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong or Cape Town is similar in most respects, but in each culture a certain evolution in phonetic, lexical, and grammatical features has occurred. This is also true for the … Continue reading

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G whiz!

It would appear that the fallout continues from Arnell’s work with Pepsi. Ad Age reports online today that the Gatorade brand will undergo some major shifts in response to an 18% sales decline earlier this year. The article says, “Gatorade … Continue reading

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