Hudson Made

Artisnal products originating from the Hudson Valley area that tell stories about craftsmanship and quality. Fashioned hat tip to Hovard Design.

2012 Food Packaging Roundup

Maybe we should judge a product by its package more often: Buzzfeed’s compilation of the best food and drink packaging designs of 2012. Shout-out to DW for #10, and all the crazy ‘drunkles’ out there. C’mon, everybody has one.

Swell

It’s all in the details. The negative space between the two ‘l’s’ resembles a hair follicle, and is echoed in the label gap that’s utilized on the face of the product. So smart. By Aloof, UK.

Matsu

My head was already spinning when I discovered this wonderful Matsu wine set while in Madrid’s El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience food boutique – a festival of specialty food items and inspiring packaging design where I could easily spend a day exploring (and tasting).

Method Ocean Plastic

A whole lot more love for this brand. Limited edition line of bottles using recovered ocean plastic and post-consumer recycled plastic. The small ridges resembling a sea urchin are a nice detail.

PANON

Lovely new yogurt and kefir packaging for PANON dairy products.

Simon Walker

Gold Top Cider branding by the talented Simon Walker.

X-Acto

Art school flashback! Blade packaging redesign project by Heesang Lee.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.