Thursday, May 7, 2009

Coca-Cola x Selfridges Centenery Bottle

To celebrate thier 100th anniversary, Coca-Cola has released a special edition bottle design specifically for the London based department store, Selfridges. We have featured tons of special edition bottle and label designs from a variety of brands, and I got to say, for a 100th anniversary relese, this design is a little disappointing. Our various clients in Africa are already working on limited edition releases for the approaching Football World Cup to be held in South Africa 2010.
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Via: Hypebeast

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Best Water Bottle Designs... EVER!

With evermore brands of drinking water entering the market every year, it is imperative for industrialists and designers to come up with attractive and original packaging for their products. Some brands have even gone as far as releasing limited edition bottles to generate hype about their brands. Here are a few of the more interesting designs we have come across recently. Truly inspirational!

Flavored water with enhanced vitamins. PET bottles. The packaging gives the bottles a pharmaceutical look.

Malmberg flavored water.

Standard Lanjaron PET bottle. Notice the mountain cap inside the bottle. Very cool.

Lanjaron special edition release in a glass bottle.

HINT vodka. Not water, but still an awesome bottle.

Gleneagles bottled water. This is a super sleek and clean design.

Font Vella limited edition bottle. From accounts we have read online, the continous print around the back of the bottle distorts the overall appearance of the design. A for effort chaps.

Jean Paul Gaultier and Evian team up for this limited edition release. There is no limit to what collaborations can achieve.

DRY soda. Nice, clean, and simple. Notice the print on the bottle neck.

70 Degrees North, it does not get more basic than this when it comes to bottle design. But when you have a kick ass product like pure Alaskan water, you just let it speak for itself.

Aquapax Boxed Water

We all know PET waste is a massive burden on the environment, but what can we really do to reduce plastic waste generated from bottled beverages? PET is still the most cost effective method for packaging beverages, but some companies are making the bold move forward by offering more expensive packaged water in environmentally friendly packaging. One such company is UK based company Just Drinking Water with thier brand of boxed water, AQUAPAX. They have a straight forward and well focused agenda to persuade consumers to opt for the environmentally friendly option. While it may still be a long while before we see manufacturers in Africa take a stand against pollution, or for most Aficans to be able to afford the more expensive choice, it is inspirational to see see that a company like Aquapax is determined to address the evident problem. Check out thier founders blog.