Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Can Do Packaging of 2011

It's time, once again, to recognize packaging that can do more for you.  I'm looking for packaging that's not only pretty but has some special talents. With all our efforts to go green and our focus where it will end up when we're done with it, why not have a little fun with it while it's around?

Pringles Speaker Can 

Remember those Pringles commercials of the 90's with the slogan "Once you pop you can't stop"?  Kids danced around popping the pringles can open, making a beat with the noise.  This summer Pringles encouraged it's customers to take that sound to another level.  With the purchase of three pringles cans, you could get a speaker that popped onto the top and used the can to amplify the sound.  Just plug in to your ipod and you've got some free speakers.  I'd probably put this on repeat:


A Cardboard Vaccum Cleaner 

Designed by Packaging student Jake Tyler, this unique vacuum cleaner begins it's life as part of the retail box and pop into place around the motor housing.  Parts are cheaper to replace than their plastic counterparts and it's easy on the landfill.  It's design motif is also fully customisable with a few sharpies and your imagination. 

Five A Day Packaging

Sainsbury Juice is aiming to make it easier to get your five servings of fruit or veggies a day.  The transparent windows on the side allow the consumer to measure one of their five-a-day while showcasing the color and freshness of their juice.