KitKat bars as train tickets in Japan’s north

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Cool Travel on Thursday 10 July 2014

London has Oyster Card, New York has MetroCard, Melbourne has Myki, and the folks using the Sanriku Railway network have KitKat. That’s right, Starting from June this year train travellers in northern Japan can use KitKat as train tickets.

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LiquiGlide helps you get the last drop of honey

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Food and Packaging on Friday 22 November 2013

Have you ever had to turn your honey bottle upside down and let it sit for hours in order to get any on your toast when the bottle runs low? LiquiGlide is a new packaging invention that lets you drain the last drop. The new discovery is completely food safe and works perfectly to coat the […]

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New York garbage for sale

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Artist Justin Gignac enterprisingly started selling city garbage ‘hand-picked from the fertile streets of New York‘ in 2001 after a colleague questioned the merits of package design.

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Love Hurts First Aid Kit: the perfect gift for a broken heart

Demi He Contributor

By Demi He in New Products on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Love – a simple, four letter word that is capable of producing millions of emotions. They can be wonderful, but when love fails, all emotions tumble into a pit of darkness. Don’t fear, though, because artist Melanie Chernock has come to the rescue. Combining sadness and humour, Chernock has created a Love Hurts kit, perfect for the melancholy that accompanies a broken heart.

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Play safe: Computer game condoms

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 14 June 2013

Designer Ben Marsh graduated from Loughborough University in 2011 in visual communication with a first class degree, and it’s not hard to see why when his university project had him creating retro computer game condom packaging — such as Sextris, The Long End of Zelda and Donkey Shlong — with a play-safe message.

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Subversive repainted packaging by Ben Frost

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 1 March 2013

Aussie artist Ben Frost has struck again, and this time he’s hand painting colorful pop art over product packaging. We especially dig the ones on McDonald’s characteristic red paper packaging for its fries and random packaging for pharmaceutical products.

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Packaging makes paintbrushes look like mustaches

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 14 February 2013

If you have to design packaging for paintbrushes, you might as well go all out. That’s exactly what Simon Laliberté did when he designed packaging for Poilu. Besides the fact that the design is hilarious, the packaging also functions as a support for the brushes.

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One Eighty: innovative packaging design out of Finland

Cat Madeira Reader Find

By Cat Madeira in New Design on Wednesday 10 October 2012

I dig this new, innovative and sustainable design for cosmetics packaging by Juho Johannes Kruskopf, Arttu Kuisma and Nikolo Kerimov, all students at Lahti Institute of Design in Finland. It’s beautiful packaging with a high-end look that could have many purposes.

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Auris Apothecary’s unique album packaging

Contributions Reader Find

By Merzipan in New Design on Wednesday 23 February 2011

Your CD might come in a case with an interactive wheel you can spin to change the original line art. Your cassette might be housed in a 45 record melted and molded around it.

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