It seems to me that we, as a young design culture, have many of the same undertones as the arts and crafts movement. We’ve rebelled against mass market goods and have placed emphasis on crafts, and craftsmanship - while still seeking simplicity and good design.
This is especially seen in the hipster culture - artisan cheese, coffee, pickles…artisan everything. One of the ways that this re-embraced philosophy is manifesting itself in the graphic design world is with the trend of handwritten and hand drawn elements. I’ve collected a few examples of outstanding work from some very talented people in our field. Enjoy.
I’ve always a soft spot for package design, I think that many people do, even people who don’t really understand design. It’s sexy, it’s easy, and it’s often the first interaction that a person has with your brand. Package design allows people to connect with not only your product, but with your point of view. To the companies that are going above and beyond…I heart your package.