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Jawbone – Jambox

Jawbone’s new Jambox speaker looks pretty awesome, but what I really like about it is the packaging. Simple and clever – it gets the point across! The Jambox is a wireless speaker and speakerphone, designed by fuseproject. You can order the Jambox here.

Alessandro Costariol for Massa 29

A cool couple of bags for Massa29 by Alessandro Costariol. I really like the little guy on the right, it looks like it’s having fun already.

via The Dieline

Gatorade – Pro Series Bottle

Who ever goes to the Gatorade website? It’s just one of those things you never think about. Gatorade tastes good and you drink it, right? They do make some cool bottles. This one looks like it should be part of a nuclear reactor, by way of some clever lighting and photoshop – It never looks this cool in the fridge at Duane Reade.

Hijos De Villa Pistol Reposado Tequila

Okay, so this isn’t really new, but a friend gave me this Hijos De Villa Pistol Reposado Tequila set for my birthday last week, and I thought it was rather clever and funny for a bottle of alcohol. It’s a shot of tequila!

Alexa Lixfeld – Fragrance

I would buy this perfume JUST for the bottle – I don’t even care what it smells like. Designed by Alexa Lixfeld and called Fragrance, it’s got a concrete top, people!

Via Dezeen.

Alex Creamer – NYC Spaghetti

This was way too awesome not to post about here – Alex Creamer, a student at the University of Central Lancashire designed the conceptual NYC Spaghetti packaging:

“I created this spaghetti packaging for a university project last year. The brief was to package one of 5 difficult items i.e. eggs, a rose, custard powder, spaghetti or marbles. I chose spaghetti. The spaghetti sits on a 3d model of the chrysler building that was modelled on CAD by my friend Ben Thorpe. And then modelled out of high density foam at uni. Creating a spaghetti model of the Chrysler building!”

My only critique of the packaging itself is that it would have been nice to have the spaghetti graphic run all the way to the bottom of the packaging (ie. complete the building), rather than starting only at the top half of the box.

Awesome work, Alex! Via the Dieline.

Nathalia Ponomareva

This has made the rounds already but I love it enough to post it here anyway – origami Green Berry Teabags by Nathalia Ponomareva (thank you Skazka for finding the link to her website!). How beautiful would this look in a clear teacup? As the tea infuses, the origami shape expands and becomes more full. I hope these hit the US market soon!

Crystal Barlow – Eenie Meenie Soap

Love Crystal Barlow’s packaging design for Eenie Meenie soaps. Great illustrations for a kid’s product.

Via Lovely Package.

Help Shop

Packaging by Little Fury for Help Shop. The packaging defines the problem and provides a fun, portable solution.

Via Lovely Package.

Vintage Beer Designs

A nice post at the Dieline showcases a collection of vintage beer containers and label designs. You can see the full set at Flickr. They look like cans of motor oil to me.