Archive for January, 2008


Union Hand-Roasted’s coffee packs resist the norms of the industry and do something a little different.

You’ll notice the lack of coffee beans in the background, the lack of burlap, or photographs of the Columbian countryside.

In their place is a brilliant choice of material matched up with crisp & clean icons that work on the same level of information graphics.


Very well done. (TheDieLine , Graphicology)


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Beautiful identity work for The Goldman Warehouse an art gallery in Miami devoted to abstract art , mady by NYC based studio KarlssonWilker.


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Ypulse, the youth trends agency, have published some of the results from the Ypulse College Mashup survey that they recently ran with Survey U. As part of the survey they asked what students look for in advertising. Here are a selection of the results:

Be truthful – 60 percent said extremely important

Show the functionality – 41 percent said extremely important

Show me the value – 38 percent said extremely important

Be funny – 32 percent said extremely important

Be current – 30 percent said extremely important


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Equal Exchange is all about good produce.

Food and drink that tastes great. That looks and smells wonderful. That is sourced from farmers at a fair price, in harmony with the environment. Because good food means a fair deal for everyone.

Simply good package desing by Good,


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We live in a world that bombards us with fear-inducing marketing aiming to convince us that we’re too ugly, too fat, or too old so that we’ll go out and buy stuff to fix it.

How often, if ever, do we get sweetly and succinctly told that there’s nothing wrong with us?


It’s the simplicity behind You Are Beautiful that makes its message so immediate and powerful.

The creators of the site and all it’s members are anonymous, choosing to let their message speak for itself.

Collaborators design different versions of the three words “you are beautiful” and then hi-jack public areas that would normally contain advertising. From more traditional graffiti spaces to usurping billboards and lining the insides of advertising-riddled subway cars, the idea is to replace the ubiquitous consumer-driven messaging we normally see with a compliment.

A little burst of positivity, unexpected in the midst of buy-buy-buy messaging, that asks us to do absolutely nothing but feel good about ourselves.

(Josh Spear)

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Information Aesthethics is a great source of inspiration for that.


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