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Letterheady: Fantastic & Famous Letterhead Designs

Letterheady: Fantastic & Famous Letterhead Designs

Letterheady is my new favorite blog, which is run by Shaun Usher (the same guy who runs the also amazing Letters of Note.) Just page after page of famous and fabulous letterhead designs from over the years, with a vast range of styles and owners, as “an online homage to offline correspondence.” The first one that particularly...
Funny Moustached Paintbrush Packaging

Funny Moustached Paintbrush Packaging

This made me smile today: Simon Laliberté, a student at UQAM, designed this clever and quirky paintbrush packaging for a fictive company called Poilus that uses the two brushes for humorous effect in the package design. Hand-drawn faces on the packaging look back at you bemusedly, and the bigger paintbrush acts as an enormous moustache,...
Jack Daniel's Label Redesign

Jack Daniel’s Label Redesign

Minor changes don’t make for minor news in design, and Jack Daniel’s new look that was revealed this past week resulted in a long (but interesting) article on the Wall Street Journal, along with images of the cleaner, more refined label. The new label features more whitespace and a distinct visual hierarchy (hello to the...
Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Stationery

Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Stationery

When designer Ben Barry worked at Facebook, he got to design personalized stationery for founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s remarkably clean and logo-free, with the added plus of a Mark Zuckerberg seal of approval that gets embossed into the paper. Even the back of the letterhead and the inside of the envelopes are subtle...
Moustache Business Card

Moustache Business Card

The re-branding of Gadgetshop by Asha was loosely based on James Bond-esque gadgetry: thus, the business card that doubles as a moustache disguise gadget was born. There’s even a handy usage guide on the business card itself, in case you forget how to use it: “In the event of having to slip out of the...
Vintage Packaging for Cereal and Cheese

Vintage Packaging for Cereal and Cheese

I rarely post collections on here, but there are some fantastic online resources for both designers and people who are simply nostalgic– here are two collections of vintage packaging, one featuring cereal and the other, cheese. Vintage Cereal Packaging The vintage cereal packaging collection at The Imaginary World sorts box designs according to not only...
New Starbucks Logo & Products Roll Out Today

New Starbucks Logo & Products Roll Out Today

Today is the 40th anniversary of Starbucks, and the internationally acclaimed coffee company rolled out their new logo, in addition to a bunch of brand new drink and food items. The recently redesigned Starbucks siren (sans the word “Starbucks”) will be used from now on, branding everything from cups to promotional items to storefronts around...
Charming Branding & Identity for Wanderlust Hotel

Charming Branding & Identity for Wanderlust Hotel

Foreign Policy Design Group designed this amazing brand identity for the Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore–the plane motif is cunningly tucked into the small details of the paper products, so that simple actions such as opening an envelope reveals different minute surprises. From the website: The custom made logotype expresses the feeling of dreaminess, fantasy and...
Whimsical Bears for Skin Care Branding

Whimsical Bears for Skin Care Branding

These lighthearted bears by Mio Matsumodo are simple and uncomplicated– the perfect combination to market Space NK‘s new line of body/skin care products called LifeNK. Each bear is merely drawn with thin black lines and only interacts with a single colored circle, yet every bear remains playful and personable– exactly what you want to see...
Two Views of Pantone: Cookies and Makeup Concepts

Two Views of Pantone: Cookies and Makeup Concepts

Pantone’s color matching system has garnered its own fanbase, for making color choices so much easier for every designer out there. Some people love it to the point where they’ve created entire projects around Pantone’s easily recognizable swatches of color and numbering– below are two particularly creative examples of Pantone design, as applied to cookies...
Luxury Branding for a Luxury Brand: Anna & Marina

Luxury Branding for a Luxury Brand: Anna & Marina

These gorgeous details of fruit and leaves is part of the logo and branding of Anna & Marina, a Russian premium and luxury clothing brand. The company is an alternative solution to internationally acclaimed high-end fashion brands such as Gucci, and their logo is based on the saying “like mother, like daughter” (or alternatively, “where...
Phenomenally Designed Mixed-Media Business Cards

Phenomenally Designed Mixed-Media Business Cards

Flickr user dailypoetics has amassed a huge collection of outstanding business cards– but one thing I noticed in particular was the creative use of mixed mediums in a typically print design. The business cards I’ve compiled below feature some great uses of different materials in addition to paper, whether by sewing gilt thread right into...