Tag Archives: Fashion

The beauty of sugarcane

Another small step begun by a major CPG marketer. Procter & Gamble announced today that starting in 2011, several of its beauty brands including Pantene, Cover Girl and Max Factor will begin to use a new type of “green” HDPE plastic … Continue reading

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Aesthetic shock and awe

In the early 1980s I worked in Manhattan just a few blocks from where Philip Johnson’s AT&T building was being erected. We watched with amazement as the raw steel forms of what became known as the “Chippendale” skyscraper were put … Continue reading

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Sustainability hits Luxe Pack

The NYC Luxe Pack show is this week and it is dominated by the usual high-end cosmetics packaging suppliers from all over the world. While the show is filled with the typical examples of over-the-top packaging materials, this year there … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs, exuberant packaging and restrained clothing

It has been fun in the past to look at the clothing being shown at the New York fashion shows and compare these designs to the fragrance and personal care packaging of the designers. This week Marc Jacobs was showing … Continue reading

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The package is occasionally a “fast culture” medium

In yesterday’s post I suggested that the package is, and should be, a “slow culture” medium. But on reflection I think there is at least one occasion, very brief and fleeting, when the package could be considered a “fast culture” medium  … 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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Package design goes dirty

Steven Heller has a new piece on the AIGA site where he begins to discuss aesthetic trends in the design work of this first decade of the 21st century. He calls it “The Decade of Dirty Design”. This movement is … Continue reading

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