Words & Images, Spring 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another great infographic idea

I found this website just yesterday, visualresume.com. Not sure if anyone has seen it yet, but I wanted to share.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

1, 2, 3...

I was looking for a good process design piece and remembered Virgin Atlantic's safety card. Unfortunately, I could not find an image of it. Too bad, as it is very easy to read and amusing illustrations to accompany the information. However, I was able to find a safety video from their American parent company, Virgin America here. I like it and it is fun to watch.

Also, I was able to find an interesting cooking site called visualrecipes.com. For those who think cooking is a science subject, will find this site very helpful. Step by step visual instructions and easy explanations of preparation process. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cool Websites

After you get past the intro page, which unfortunately takes a bit too long to load, you'll discover an amusing and interesting website. Things move, you hear background noises, which elicits a real life experience. The site is very interactive. The best way to look at it is on line of course, pictures don't do it justice. I found this website and a couple more here. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pop Pop Pop

If I think of a story that tells it all and more on a package, I think of Orville's popcorn. "Do one thing and do it better". That was Orville's inspirational motto. Besides spending over 40 years developing the best popcorn, he also inspires people to go after what you are really passionable about and don't give up. Did I mention that his popcorn tastes better than any other brand?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tropicana's new dress

Show & Tell 6

I think I remember seeing this on TV, when Tropicana changed their package design. This is an example where I see a great and smooth transition, yet updated and fresh without loosing too much of their branding identity. I love the image of an orange with a straw in it, how clever. One of my friend’s three year old has actually stuck a straw in his orange playing one day and according to my friend, strangely enough there were plenty of juice they got out of the orange through the straw.  
  I also love the brighter orange color and the updated logo, however I do miss one small detail from the old packaging—the twist cap, which looked like a half of an orange. 
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Not always updating company’s logo or packaging can be successful. Most of you remember when a few years ago Starbucks decided to update their logo to what they were claiming an original logo from when the Starbucks was born. Apparently it didn’t go so well since they had to switch the logo back. 

Great Package Designs

Hi Class,

I wanted to share with you some of great package designs I was able to find while doing my research for the espresso project. You can find more information and images here.

54 in Beautiful and Expressive Packaging Design

51 in Beautiful and Expressive Packaging Design

51-2 in Beautiful and Expressive Packaging Design
33 in Beautiful and Expressive Packaging Design
Coffeetime in Beautiful and Expressive Packaging Design

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Beauty and the Beast

This one just reminded me something. It's not always the outside that matters, as one of my classmates mentioned in his project. Especially when you are enjoying your favorite drink. Funny. Look at the face of the beast—whomever photoshoped this guy, did a great job. He is stunning.