Amazing Compartés Chocolatier Packaging Designs

Have you ever seen such captivating chocolate bar packaging before?

After a major Instagram stalk I am in love with the packaging for Compartés Chocolatier Bars. The brand’s other products are also well-designed but the packaging for their bars are so varied, detailed and engaging.

The multiple flavours and themes allow for all sorts of interesting imagery and the compositions just work, every time.

What a beautiful example of wacky, patterned designs.

Some of my favourite, colourful examples taken from their Instagram account are shown below.

 

Quirky Techniques

These projects I came across on Pinterest reminded me of all the quirky, different ways of achieving effective design.

Whilst I might not have been given that many opportunities during my placement so far to use such techniques, they have inspired me to think more out of the box and create more textural designs to make my work more unique.

Playing around with paints, stains, laser cutting, letterpress etc. are all things that interest me and should definitely be explored by designers. Perhaps we are too comfortable with our tablets and macs and this is stifling our creativity?

Cool designs like the ones below have reminded me to explore different ways of reaching a final design and they lead to designs with more of a story behind them. Last year I did experiment with screen printing at University but these techniques below are more unexpected and powerful.

Keep it quirky.

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Alchemist Branding

Ever since I went with a few friends for some cocktails at The Alchemist Bar in Leeds I have loved their identity.

Their branding is everything that is ‘in’ right now and appeals to all audiences everywhere.

With a huge focus on geometry, The Alchemist designs are detailed, artistic and clever. The intricate line illustrations are powerful and entrancing, with both new and old influences.

This bar is trending alongside its quirky, smart designs that stray from the usual bar/restaurant identity, giving you something more interesting to look at on your menu when you’re choosing which cocktail you’re in the mood for.

 

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