Packaging designers have a tough job. They have to get people to buy this product and not that one based completely on visual reaction. It”s safe to say that they don”t get a lot of credit for their work.
Today, we”re looking at some of the most clever and often cheeky packaging found on otherwise ordinary products around the world. These standouts will make you realize you kind of want this stuff, if only for the packaging.
1. The wine box you press to get out the last drop.
Nothing is worse than contending with the last dribbles of box wine (except for possibly the box wine itself). Nevertheless, this accordion-style box makes sure none of your precious fluid goes to waste.
2. The meat packaging that indicates freshness.
The hourglass shape changes as time passes, letting vendors know when they should discount it and when they should pull it from the shelves.
3. The gum that smiles back.
The gum itself makes up the teeth. As they go missing, it reminds you not to chew too much gum. Plus, they look funny in photos.
4. The spankable ketchup bottle.
Vent some aggression (or some sexual tension) by slapping this ketchup bottle, complete with a bum picture on the back.
5. The pastry package that has room for your coffee.
The pop-out sections on this box make it do double duty as a tray and a container for your treats.
6. The easily shaved cheese.
This Parmesan cheese comes in pencil form, making it easy to shave over dishes. Just don”t mix it up with a real pencil.
7. The Zen chocolate.
The rocks and leaves in this miniature Zen garden are actually edible, so you can bliss out on meditation and chocolate at the same time.
8. The interactive wine bottles.
These wine bottles come with little activities like word searches, mazes, and more on their labels. Again, we assume this gets harder after you consume more wine.
9. The condoms that tell you when it”s time to buy more condoms.
The order seems reversed, but the idea is good.
10. The logo you can make yourself.
The squares on this bag can be folded up to reveal a yellow layer underneath. This allows people to make their own image or message on their bag. It”s perfect for a personalized gift without the hassle!
11. The cookies that give you a mask.
Not only can you make delicious treats with these cute baking kits, but the bottoms can be cut out to make equally cute masks.
12. The water bottle with the secret message.
This black-hued water (a result of added minerals) reveals a message as the water is consumed.
13. The packaging that turns into a plate.
Eating on the go is easy with this box that folds out to reveal a perfect snacking surface. Clever prints on the inside also add to the appeal.
14. The origami beer label.
You can fold this label into a pretty flower. We assume it gets more difficult with each beer.
15. The box that turns into a hanger.
The problem with getting new clothes is that you don”t usually get a hanger with them, making them difficult to store. This box folds into a hanger, so you can put your new clothes away.
Whether it”s useful, pretty, or just plain silly, packaging can do so much more than simply house the item you want to use. The next time a box or a bag catches your eye, thank the clever, creative people who made it just for you.