Sometimes you just need some inspiration. Well, here it is. 10 packaging design blogs full of fantastic samples and info on the best that’s on the shelf! Take some time to sift through them and we’re sure you’ll become energized enough to repackage or get started in the right direction for your products.
There is no better time spent than looking at what other people have done to smash through the clutter on the shelf. These 10 packaging design blogs will get your creative juices flowing:
The Dieline started out as a one-man blog by Andrew Gibbs, who felt the packaging design industry lacked sources of inspiration. Now the blog has grown to one of the most visited websites for packaging design. The Dieline hosts an annual design competition and a conference.
The clichéd adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words," applies to Lovely Package's blog posts. Each blog entry is accompanied by a simple but powerful image that captures some of the most attractive and effective packaging designs.
Packaging of the World is a good stop for quick bursts of inspiration. The site curates anything from student designs to retail packaging designs.
createID does not want to define the universal formula for which packaging design works. They simply collect the examples that best showcase what's inexplicable – the feeling of reaching peaks of creativity.
Packaging Design Served curates works from the leading designers of Behance, Adobe's online showcase platform. You'll be inspired by the custom product packaging designs from all over the world, from a lunch box design in Korea to Hennessey flask sleeves in Spain.
The Packaging Design Blog has somewhat become defunct over the last year or so, but their archive is still a fantastic source of inspiration. It's also a reminder that good packaging design, no matter how old, must hold up and have a "timeless" quality to it, not just chasing the latest trends.
Packaging Digest is not just a curation of noteworthy designs in the industry (although they do have plenty of that). It's an ever-evolving blog of deep issues such as women in packaging design, New York banning EPS containers and packaging peanuts, etc.
If you want inspiration from an unexpected source, try Core77. Its focus is on industrial and product design that will have you think long and hard about what makes for a practical design.
Maintained by a Swiss graphic and web designer, Designer Daily chronicles designs, thoughts, and best practices useful in a designer's everyday life. The blog is not strictly on packaging design, but when you look at how everything around you incorporates design, it'll broaden your horizons and change the way you approach your design process.
Package Design is a multi-faced online magazine that discusses anywhere from the best packaging design to what materials and effects to use. The magazine hosts a thought series called "Package Design Matters" where they speak with some of the thought leaders in the fields of branding, design, and marketing of consumer packaged goods.
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