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Packaging Design

Zen & the Technology of Japanese packaging: Women to the fore

Woman shopping at a supermarket in Tokyo
In the last of our third-part series of packaging in Japan, Stuart Hoggard examines the key role women play in the way Japanese packaging is designed today.

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

French Market Coffee new packaging design by Crown
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Customers of French Market Coffee have always associated the brand with its signature red coffee can, which harkens back to the company’s original Coffee and Chicory label introduced in the late nineteenth century. Recently, the brand owner decided to refresh its packaging, bringing new life to the classic can design.

Rhubarb Gin with a regal packaging design

Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin
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The packaging design for the latest addition to the Warner Edwards portfolio, Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, is a sophisticated tale of the spirit’s royal background.

Food and beverage packaging design trends in 2014

Fruit Tonic in Tetra Pak
Today’s consumers are increasingly busy, health-conscious, and looking for products that are tailored to their needs, engage them, are sustainable and safe, according to the new ‘Food & Beverage Packaging Trend report’ by Tetra Pak.

Insight Packaging Japan Tour lifts the lid on Japanese packaging

TOKYO - To provide a unique insight into Japan's US$77 billion packaging industry, the TOKYO PACK 2014 management is offering a one-day orientation program designed to help foreign visitors gain the maximum benefit from their visit to TOKYO PACK.

Evoking Japanese traditional styles for minimalist premium packaging design

Energi Kirin Cider
Engaged to develop the brand identity and packaging for a premium range of ciders from Kirin, one design agency has created a design based on traditional Japanese calligraphy and watercolour art styles.

New Japanese RTD tea product in bamboo-shaped bottle

suntory Iyemon tokucha a
Suntory Beverage and Food Limited (SBF) will launch a new ready-to-drink tea product in Japan that helps “to reduce body fat”, and has chosen a packaging design that communicates the product’s health benefits.

Takara uses UV released OP varnish to win Japanese label printing award

takara pac tuki no shizuku label
Takara Pac Ltd recently won the “Supporter's Association of Chairman's Award” at the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries (JFLP)'s22nd Seal and Label Contest in recognition of its labelling expertise in the production of the “Tuki No Shizuku” (Japanese for “moon dew”) label.

Japanese cosmetics launches with special packaging effects

Japanese beauty line Aquagirl Cosmetics has launched its ‘Brightup Foundation’ in packaging that uses a special overmolding technology for an intriguing visual effect.

Zen & The Technology of Packaging Design in Japan

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Illustrated Analysis & Commentary
Author: Stuart Hoggard

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THE ultimate illustrated guide to current trends in the world’s most advanced packaging market. 
The very latest in Japanese Packaging Design in the market, this report is more than just a photo-study of more than 200 exquisitely designed packages - it is an analysis of the latest in Japanese cutting-edge technological packaging solutions, going behind the classic visual graphic elements to analyze material construction, sustainability, market requirement and the main driver and motivation behind the development of each individual package.