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25 AWESOME Packaging Designs Guaranteed To Delight You.

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25 AWESOME Packaging Designs Guaranteed To Delight You. I Wish All Packaging Could Be This Creative!

A good packaging design can serve as the best advertisement for the product it was created to hold. No wonder many advertisers and designers spend a great deal of time and effort to create eye-catching, meaningful, funny, and clever packaging designs. Here’s a collection of some of the most creative and inspiring packaging ideas that immediately put a smile on your face. You won’t believe how clever some of them are.

 

1. Gnome Bread Packaging

Designed by Lo Siento Studio

2. Note Headphones

Designer Corinne Pant

3. Tea Hangers

Designed by Soon Mo Kang

4. “City Harvest” Grocery Bag

Designed by Andy Winner and One Show Merit

5. Honey Made by Bees

Designed by Maksi Marbuzov

6. NYC Spaghetti

Designer: Alex Creamer

7. Ford Ranger Extreme: Matchbox

Advertising Agency: JWT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Creative Japanese Pastry Packaging

Designer unknown

9. Beehive Honey Squares

Designed by Lacy Kuhn

10. Origami Beer

Designed by Clara Lindsten

 

 

11. Kiss: Fruit and vegetable puree

Designed by Alexandra Istratova

12. Kokeshi Matchsticks

Designed by kokeshi-m.com

13. Moustache Paintbrushes

Designed by Simon Laliberté

14. Whitebites dog snacks

Designer: Cecilia Uhr

15. Zen Perfume

Designed by Igor Mitin

16. Fishing Boat Water Bottle

Designed by Designers Anonymous

17. Juicy Juice Boxes

Designed by Preston Grubbs

18. Mini Oliva Olive Oil

Source: packaginguqam.blogspot.com

19. Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle

Designed by Constantin Bolimond

20. Green Berry Tea

Designed by Natalia Ponomareva

21. Fruit Juice Packaging

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

22. Coffin-Shaped Cigarette Case

Designed by: Reynolds and Reyner

23. Pink Glasses Wine Bottles

Designed by Luksemburk

24. Butter! Better!

Designed by Yeongkeun

25. Smirnoff Caipiroska

Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

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Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

There’s a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret—it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.

Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, petrified creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5—an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity. According to Brandt:

I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.

I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.

The rest of the haunting images follow and they feature in Brandt’s book, available here. Or, you could go and visit for yourself—but keep a safe distance from the water, please. [New Scientist]

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All images via © Nick Brandt 2013 Courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NY

30 Unique and Must-See Photos From our Past

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30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Alex Wain May 30, 2013 49

Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments – birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these next 30 photographs go beyond the norm – they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will.

From landmarks in history, strange feats of physical endurance through to peculiar devices & oddball characters we hope this series of images will astound, confound and enthrall you.

1. Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

2. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick 1924

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

3. Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

4. Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901.

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

5. Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

6. Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Papua, New Guinea during WWII

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

7. Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

8. 1920′s lifeguard

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

9. Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

10. Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

11. Suntan vending machine, 1949

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

12. A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961
30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

13. Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

14. Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

15. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

16. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

17. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

18. Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

19. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

20. Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

21. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

22. Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

23. A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine…

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

24. A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

25. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

26. Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

27. Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

28. Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery & a skin transplant.

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

29. Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

Via CavemanCircus

Bombay Bicycle Club – My God

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All the highs are downwards
All your fumble words are spent
Paying no attention
To the thoughts of your dear friend

No point louder
The sound of my power
Sink in deeper
Further each hour
My God

When our flower’s fading
When our stem begins to fold
I will take off quietly
Like a bird that flees the cold

No point louder
The sound of my power
Sink in deeper
Further each hour
My God (x7)

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin

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Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye  sculpture resin paint fish animals

Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates near life-like sculptures of animals relying on little but paint, resin and a phenomenal sense of perspective. Lye slowly fills bowls, buckets, and boxes with alternating layers of acrylic paint and resin, creating aquatic animal life that looks so real it could almost pass for a photograph. The artist is using a technique very similar to Japanese painter Riusuke Fukahori who was featured on this blog a little over a year ago, though Lye seems to take things a step further by making his paint creations protrude from the surface, adding another level of dimension to a remarkable medium. See much more of this series titled Alive Without Breath over on deviantART. (via ian brooks)

Update: I have some additional details from the artist that I’d like to add here, as this post seems to be getting a lot of attention. Via email Lye shares with me:

I started my first series in 2012 where all the illustrations were “flat” and depth was created using the layering of resin and acrylic over the different parts of the illustration. This year, I started on the octopus and it was purely an experiment; I just wanted to see whether I could push this technique to a higher level. After applying acrylic paint straight onto the resin, I incorporated a 3-D element in this instance, it was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing. The whole idea here was to give the art work an even more 3D effect therefore you can have a better view from any angle. I think there are still many other techniques to explore.

So to be clear the elements that extrude from the top of the resin are actually physical pieces that have been painted to match the layers of acrylic and resin below.

Dran- Modern Surrealism

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Dran

Source: Draw As A Maniac

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Based in Toulouse, Dran is a multi-talented artist who uses a variety of media such as installations, paintings and drawings to convey his ironic viewpoint. After developing his skills as part of Toulouse’s renowned graffiti scene. He is also a fan of the absurd and has published a number of books featuring his funny sketches parodying everyday events with great doses of surrealism.

Check him at retroactif.free.fr/dran

Enjoy The Gallery

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“Down the Burning Ropes”- James Vincent McMorrow

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“Down the Burning Ropes”- James Vincent McMorrow

When the hills let go
Slowly fade into the water like some ancient lover
On a ship filled with ghosts
It’s something to behold

When the paper thin girls
With twisting little braids in their hair,
They take off their coats and throw
Pebbles and stones from the side of the boat,
Crying out
The stones they float, the stones they float
Oh my God, the stones they float, the stones they float

Down the burning ropes
Past the places where the steal beams meet concrete skies
You make your bed under the moonlight
I think it’s time we said goodbye

Cause nothing moves in the warm air
And words that once would cut like a knife,
They just hang in the cloud and you’re
Pushed by the lord,
But you’re pulled by the crowds and
You’re overboard, you’re overboard
Oh my God, she’s overboard

My love she’s overboard
She’s overboard
My love she’s over board

Not a shell unbroken
In the valley where my heartache and the timbers lay
It’s not the time to be hanging around here
You know what some might say

That people get too reckless
That even with the simplest of crimes
They leave, blood behind,
As I clean the knife for the very last time
I think she knows, I think she knows
Oh my God, I think she knows

I think she knows