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Packaging Design, Illustration, Branding and Typography by Joe Snow
Ridley’s Kaleidoscope is a super range of traditional games, toys and jokes, all enclosed in 1960’s inspired colourful vintage style packaging.
Based in China, Chilean visual artist Fernando Gomez Balbontin has painted a series of thought-provoking artworks that explores the theme of life and death.
Aptly called ‘Thoughts About Life and Death’, the portraits depict the aftermath scenes of accidents with crushed vehicles and figures next to it. The artist chose to portray the accidents in a beautiful manner, to showcase the “beauty among the wreckage” and that tragedy is not about the physical damage.
“Denying death is denying life. [It is] necessary to understand that tragedy is not the supposedly reality of death. Tragedy is about not accepting this possibility and consequently, not having enough time to live,” explained Balbontin.
Agency M&C Saatchi has created a beautiful series of retro-looking travel ads for Transport for London that encourages Londoners to go out and explore their city.
Created for the campaign ‘Without Leaving London’, the ads show places of interest that Londoners can visit and experience without having to leave the city.
“The brief for this campaign was to show people the breath of inspiring things they can see in London, to get them out of their routines, and tell them how to get there with Transport for London,” said Grant Parker, the head of art and creative director at M&C Saatchi. “And we wanted to create something that reflects this brand’s impressive design heritage.”
"Aquilini Brands sought us to create an entirely new cooler concept from scratch. They granted us complete trust, and carte blanche… And Jaw Drop is what we came up with.
Launching in both the United States and Canada in Spring 2012, North American retailers will soon market innovative Jaw Drop cooler flavours like Sucking Lemons, Puckering Punch, Biting Oranges, Licking Limes and Blowing Raspberries.”
New York stand-up comedian Demetri Martin has created a collection of illustrations featuring the types of airplane sleep positions.
The humorous illustrations start with ‘The Standard’ sleeping position and progress to more exaggerated positions such as ‘The Friendly Neighbor’ and ‘The Centipede’.
Paris-based graphic designer Simon Delart has given famous soundtracks a makeover by redesigning their album covers.
Other than a completely new look for the covers, an impressive detail to note is Delart’s use of only triangles to form the images.
The artist stated on his website that his works represent “a big homage to all those famous composer who bring to us so many great movie soundtracks”.
His collection features soundtracks of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Inception and more.