50 Clever, Quirky and Beautiful Packaging Designs

by on 25th March 2011 with 20 Comments

This week has been all about branding and package design. We’ve gone over some tips for creating effective packaging and taken an in-depth view of the branding histories of Coca-Cola and Pepsi to see what we could learn about the power of a good brand.

Today we’ll finish off the week with a roundup of awesome packaging concepts from Behance and Packaging of the World.

Clever

We’ve separated the package designs into three categories: clever, quirky and beautiful. You can use each for a different kind of inspiration. This section contains product packaging and concepts that arose out of a good or unique idea that seems to work really well.

These packaging concepts may use custom sized boxes to enhance their design, and they may not even look like boxes!

Some, like Brooklyn Fare’s cups merely contain a witty headline. Others, such as VIM Popcorn are particularly innovative and present an old product in a new way.

Doritos Packaging Concept

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Munchy Seeds

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Brooklyn Fare

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Quaker Oats

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Vim Popcorn

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Dino Bite

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Hank Williams

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Jooze

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Zinkplaat – Mooi Besoedeling

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Quirky

The ideas here are different from the last section in that they’re not particularly good or bad so much as they are delightfully strange. From musical beer bottles to a perfume contain that looks like it came from space, these products are sure to get you thinking outside the box!

Sneaker/Shoe No.1

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KAKA Caramel Corn

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Colier

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Jewelry Packaging KLOTZ

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Humanity Fragrance

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12 Inches

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Southern Bells Musical Beer

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Doss Blockos

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Mount Tea Special Edition

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Taffy Twist

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Coca Cola Mystic

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Beautiful

The final section is simply a showcase for good design. Whether you’re currently creating a website or a cereal box, there’s just a ton of quality design inspiration below in styles that are all over the board.

I particularly enjoy the handmade look of Motorman Chocolate Lager Beer and the clean stylings of Birano food jars.

Coffee Time Cups

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Babees Honey

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Missile – Energy Drink Identity

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Gallo Olive Oil

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Kalinka (Repackaged)

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Starbucks Repackaged

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The Wine Society

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Birano

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7up Repackaged

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Stranger Absinthe

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Lovetub

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Saturday Night Live: The Game

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Sony

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Urban Influence Holiday Promo 09

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Moonstruck Fortunato No.4

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Motorman Chocolate Lager Beer

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The Little Veggie Patch Co.

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El-Gaucho

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Molecule-R Packagings

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Materia

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Eco Joe

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The Manual Co.

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Queen Mary Tea

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Cuevas Chef

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Janey Gardening Products

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MLK

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Fjordland Ready Meals

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Fentimans

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The eBay Box

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Bob’s Your Uncle

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Which Is Your Favorite?

Now that you’ve seen our collection of 50 clever, quirky and beautiful packaging designs, leave a comment below and let us know which is your favorite! Do you like the crazy scratch off Zinkplaat album cover or the beautiful monochrome graphics on the MLK cartons?

Also be sure to leave a link to any package designs that you’ve worked on lately. We’d love to see them!

Comments & Discussion

20 Comments

  • http://www.sublimeo.com Graphiste Webdesigner

    Incredible selection of packaging designs, good work on Eco Joe, Lovetub and more.

  • http://www.spiritz.nl Rick

    Love ‘em! Doritos is outstanding looking at usability. The Sony kit is a really slick design.

    Inspirational!

  • http://portefolio.net/ portefolio

    Nice selection : Taffy Twist & Bob’s Your Uncle are beautiful! De très jolies choses en tout cas :)

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  • http://www.laurel-jones.com lambkill

    The Materia cover is really inspired. Gives the listener a visual to go along with the music’s feel.

  • http://toribloger.com/ toribloger

    Wonderful packing! Thank you very much for the excellent compilation.

  • http://www.designmytemplate.com Web Designer

    Hey JOHNSON,this is really great resource for us, we always looking forward for this kind of resource and you made it :)
    once again thank you for this round up

  • Shanell

    Coca Cola Mystique was awesome

  • http://www.fazreen.com Fazreen

    Awesome!I like Jooze.

  • Sjimone

    My favorite is the “Moonstruck Fortunato No.4″, and “Lovetub”…greate designs!

  • http://www.studiodraco.com Vincent

    Spectacular designs! I think Coke would sell a ton of those sleeks futuristic bottles!

  • zontass nameela

    Great works for inspiration, love them all they have concept

  • http://dkanderson.com Duane

    very nice! love tub and doritos are my favs

  • http://struckaxiom.com StruckAxiom

    Thanks for the love on our taffy packaging.

  • http://innovativevisuals.net Doug Brown

    I’m actually a big fan of the direction Starbucks has gone in. The simple styling on their cups give it an iconic feel – something that’s instantly recognizable like the original coke bottles.

  • http://www.webdesign-ieftin.com Web Design Ieftin

    OMG! This is amazing! Thanks for your work for our benefit.

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  • http://www.virtuosoonline.com/ Web Template

    Too good and very modern!!!

  • http://www.iastron.com Kulin Shah

    Wonderful concepts

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