This is our first in an ongoing series covering all the cool things that come out of Japan. It makes sense to examine the link between Japanese culture and creativity–having brought us anime, robots and video games…it’s the capital of fantasy. While walking around in Tokyo, one is constantly bombarded by all kinds of innovative design. So much so, one post simply can’t cover it all. So in our first entry for the Japanese Design Series, we will be taking a look at fresh, and sometimes just plain weird (but always fun) packaging design.
Happiness is a common element in most food and drink designs. Would it brighten your day if American packaging was as cute and happy?
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Photo by Christopher Lance
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Love the mix of photography and illustration in this design for Good Good Eat Baked Rice Snack.
Photo by Rae
And this design is so adorable it almost makes me want to eat mayonnaise…almost!
Photo by Richard Masoner
These two last designs are brilliant in the way they directly reflect the product, especially in Naoto Fukasawa’s juice box designs.
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