North Peak & Grizzly Peak Beers



Check out this great packaging design for Michigan based Northern United Brewing Company, who have some really great looking beers. The packaging design was created by Neatly Trimmed Beard, made to have “an old-timey log cabin vibe,” which I’m totally feeling. The overall aesthetic definitely reminds me of the midwestern vibe of the 50′s and 60′s cans (click here for some great old school beer cans) and the simplicity of the design with the bold colors really makes them pop.

Does anyone know if I can get these in Los Angeles or order them online?

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Update: Also check under the cut for the advertisements that go with the beers as well. Really kind of funny with some great images.

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Bobby Solomon

August 4, 2009 / By

Environmentally Friendly CFL Packaging Concept





Student designer and current Art Center student Kevin Kwok has come up with an absolutely beautiful and brilliant idea for a rebranding of General Electric’s CFL light bulbs. I think he’s really thought of everything, like the packaging, which is made from post-consumer cardboard instead of plastic, the boxes themselves are easily stackable and make little CFLs. He even considered the fact that you could put your burnt out CFL in the box and send it back to GE to be recycled. Oh yeah, and the colors and design is absolutely spot on and wonderful. We definitely need more creative thinkers like Kevin.

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Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 30, 2009 / By

Excuses Poster by Matthew Anderson







I’m really digging this Excuses poster by Matthew Newton which tries to illustrate all the different ways in which we try to weasel out of doing things. The poster was created for the ICOGRADA conference in Seattle who’s theme was “Cross Cultural Design.” I’d definitely agree that excuses are probably a universal concept, no matter where you come from. I also like that you can fold the poster into a paper airplane, which is also symbolized on the front of the poster.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 30, 2009 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Will Hibberd


Name: Will Hibberd
Degree/College: Graphic Design and Production BA (hons) Plymouth College of Art
Website: www.williamhibberd.co.uk

About Your Wallpaper:
I found it hard having a free reign over the design of this wallpaper, I am usually either doing doodle like illustrations for fun or designing for specific needs, but this opportunity gave me some freedom. I knew I would like the freedom but it was hard to stick with one idea. also I didn’t want to doodle for once! This wallpaper is a mixture of what i find appealing at the moment. Circles (which are not perfectly round) Bitmap imagining especially the cross type, and courier new italic, as well as purple, yellow and blue.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 29, 2009 / By

Kreissparkasse Tübingen Stairway Signage System



I came across this amazing staircase on FFFFOUND the other day and was immediately entranced by it. With a little help from @kyleblue and his Dwell followers I was able to find out that it was put together by German studio L2M3. The signage was created for Kreissparkasse Tübingen’s 5 story stairwell and features a tree of epic proportions, 22 meters to be exact, and contains all kinds of birds, butterflys and insects that help you find your way.

I think this is a particularly strong example of what one can do with minimal graphics to make a really strong presentation. They could have added plenty of colors and minute details but instead you’re treated to a black graphics on concrete and glass, but it all looks so magical and dynamic. I want one of these everywhere in my apartment, thanks.

You must, must, must check under the cut for a photo of the full 5 stories of the stairwell.

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Bobby Solomon

July 29, 2009 / By

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