18 Ways To Get Your Caffeine Fix in Style

18 Ways To Get Your Caffeine Fix in Style

We’re all too familiar with the day-to-day morning coffee ritual. We invite you to step outside of the cup, and check out 18 unexpected and totally awesome ways that you can keep your buzz going throughout the day.   1 – Aerolife This patented innovation delivers fast energy and nutrition via powder. With no calories, sugar, or mess, it’s an amazing way to power up just about anywhere and any time. 2 – Avitae Offering a kick along with a dose of healthy hydration, Avitae is an awesome beverage to keep on hand whether you’re at the gym or in the office.     3 – Awake Energy Bar Jumpstart your morning with a snack that packs a punch! These bars contain as much caffeine as a ½ cup of coffee and whack of B vitamins to help fuel your day.     4 – Clean Energy Bypass the need to eat or drink and go straight for the buzz.  Just peel off the Patch, stick it almost anywhere, and enjoy the hum for up to 8 hours. When you’ve reached your goals, simply remove the Patch and call it a day.     5 – Clif Shot Bloks For athletes, it can be difficult to get quick energy. Clif now offers an awesome and tasty chewable option that can be enjoyed on the move.   6 – New Grounds Food Coffee Bar Never fear spilling hot coffee on the way to work again! These bars are infused with one whole cup of fair-trade coffee, sourced from the Chain Collaborative, to provide energy that you can feel great about.     7 – Cracker Jack’d A bold twist on a classic snack, Cracker Jack’d makes for a great snack...
Press // Brami Beans on the Web

Press // Brami Beans on the Web

Behold the almighty lupini bean, the super legume that contains more protein per calorie than any plant on Earth! We partnered with Brami to sculpt the future for the emerging snack that is both delectable and nourishing. The brand spankin’ new branding and packaging design has given Brami the energy and power to match what each little bean embodies.   We’ve been recognized by some of the greatest packaging design blogs out there, read more here! The Dieline Packaging of the World World Packaging Design...
Packaging Haul 08

Packaging Haul 08

We’re always hungry for beautiful packaging, so we’re back with another packaging haul to showcase the latest and greatest products that we’ve seen recently.     1 – Blue Bunny Ice Cream “Blue Bunny Ice Cream underwent a major overhaul, upgrading their classic brand. They’ve carried through their brand identity wonderfully into a new mark that is still recognizable, but incorporates a fresh sense of playfulness.The logo and illustrations are eye-catching, simple and modern. The new structure for the half gallons not only stands out agains competitors but also allows consumers to see the product, which looks insanely appetizing” – Janna Czepiel Agency: Designed in house. 2 – GoMacro Bar “Macrobars are stunning. The packaging is simple but the colorful geometric patterns change with each flavor sku, and are gorgeous and visually appealing.  They stand out on shelf with their matte off white package, clean lines and geometric visual art.” – Danielle Gunter Agency: Pearlfisher     3 – PepsiMoji ” An amazing example of a brand hijacking and appropriating the epitome of social imagery. Beautifully viral, universally understood, and perfectly playful for a brand who’s tagline is “Live For Now.” – Fred Hart Agency: Pepsico Design     4 – The Bee’s Knees “The Bees Knees takes branding and the overall packaging experience to the next level. A lot of companies focus on how to make their bottle, bag or boxed product packaging more appealing to consumers, but this brand’s unique approach to the interactivity across multiple packaging aspects speaks to the high quality sourcing of the honey while maintaining an emotionally enticing and entertaining aesthetic for consumers, validating this premium product’s high price point.” – Kyla Deforest...
The Decline of Packaging

The Decline of Packaging

For residents here in Boulder, recycling is second nature. It’s a commonly known fact that our wasted materials have a detrimental effect on the environment. Plastic in particular is a major contributor to the levels of pollution in our oceans and land alike. When nearly every piece of plastic that’s ever been made still exists in some shape or form, and so much of what we consume comes in packaging that is thrown out immediately, we’re acutely aware of this problem. We do our best to recycle and repurpose these materials, yet a question remains – what if a purpose for that waste was never created? That’s the thinking behind the Anti-Packaging Movement, which eschews disposable packaging entirely. There have been lots of idealized concepts of water and food packaged in edible containers cropping up lately. This ingenuity supports the notion of precycling, but brings about the inevitable issue of hygiene. Not many folks are willing to pop something in their mouth that has been exposed to who-knows-what on the journey from manufacturer to store. Before modern packaging was integrated into our society, the exchange of goods was much more casual. Shoppers would hand select supplies straight from merchants, and transport them home in reusable containers. How can we bring bridge the disconnect between those the old-world market traditions and the higher standards of sanitization in this day and age? Zero-waste markets are a start. Though a great deal of grocery stores feature bulk dried foods and produce sections, they typically require the use of plastic bags as storage to transport home. A recent New York Times article highlighted the German store Original...
49 Examples of Amazing Chocolate Bar Packaging

49 Examples of Amazing Chocolate Bar Packaging

The chocolate bar is a classic and delightfully simple package structure that leaves plenty of opportunity for ingenuity. Elements such as imagery, material and identity can make this traditional structure come to life. Beautiful packaging draws attention to chocolate bars whether consumers are seeking craft, conventional or health-conscious options. Here are some examples that give us our eye candy fix.     Craft Many craft chocolate bars go beyond being a superior quality product. Beautiful packaging catches the eyes of consumers, particularly those who would not typically shell out more money for something a few steps above the typical chocolate bar. Alter Eco Amedei Antidote Bissinger’s Chocolove Chuao Compartes Dandelion Dick & Taylor Divine Dolfin Endangered Species Fruition Hammond’s Madecasse Mast Brothers Moonstruck Nib Mor Nova Olive & Sinclair Raaka Ritual Taza TCHO Twenty-Four Blackbirds Vivani Voges Health Conscious   For those who cannot enjoy traditional chocolate due to food allergies or health restrictions, or simply want to feel better about satisfying their sweet tooth, there are a plethora of alternative options. Though products in this category can sometimes look unappealing, these brands are stepping it up. Aloha Amore di Mona Coco Polo Go Raw Lily’s Lulu’s Pascha Primal Kitchen Righteously Raw Sarris Stivii Sweet Chocolate Dream Sweet Riot Yes Cacao Conventional   Just about everyone loves chocolate. Even if some prefer it to be on the simple side, the packaging gives it an extra opportunity to feel special! These bars may be mainstream but their wrappers are anything but plain. Bedre Brookside Ghiradelli Godiva Hershey’s Lindt Philadelphia Candies Wonka Exceptionals Hungry for more fantastic packaging design? Check out our 42 Beer Packaging Ideas blog, and stay tuned for our next packaging...