Wine Packaged In A Paint Bucket

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Just when we thought that we’d seen it all with wine in a purse, there’s now wine in a bucket. More specifically, it’s wine packaged in a paint bucket — a design concept by Lithuania-based ad agency, McCann Vilnius.

Created to help commemorate Beaujolais Nouveau — the release of new red wines from the French region of Beaujolais — the bucket o’ wine acts as a storage and handy pouring device.

It also provides a color chart, letting the drinker know how many glasses of wine it might take to “paint” your teeth various shades of purple. So, who wants to come over for a painting party?

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[via designtaxi]

A Graphic Artist Used A Box Of Chocolates For A Resume

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With it becoming increasingly difficult for young talent to stand out in a crowded job market, inedible paper resumes just aren’t going to cut it.

Graphic designer Rob Jervis, becoming frustrated with his job search, created a box of chocolates to represent his curriculum vitae.

No surprise here, but the stunt worked, landing Jervis a paid internship which turned into a full-time gig. That’s the thing about resumes… You never know what you’re gonna get.

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[via designtaxi]

Meat and Cheese Packaging That Tells You The Part of The Animal You’re Getting

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When shopping for meat at the supermarket, it’s easy enough to grab whatever the “Manager’s Special” is, and to not pay much attention to exactly what parts you’re buying.

Corella, a small meat and cheese store in Spain, commissioned Fauna to rethink their brand. With fun and education in mind, the minimalist packaging provides a handy diagram of what part of the animal you’ll be buying.

Even the cheeses will make you smarter. Just in case you didn’t know the type of animal it comes from from, and where on its body. Perhaps sometimes it’s best not to know. 

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[via Dieline]

The Eggnog Project, A Collection of Questionably-Designed Egg Nog Cartons

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If you’ll be getting your nog on this Christmas, and have trouble deciding between egg nog brands, try not to be swayed by the fancy packaging. Actually, without anyone ever realizing, egg nog packaging has consistently been some of the most garish and questionably-designed food packaging at the supermarket.

The Egg Nog Project, by designer Madeleine Eiche, is a collection of these crimes against graphic design and color theory. The nog cartons seen in the series range from the slightly garish and laughably minimalistic, to mind-numbingly ugly. Ehh, nothing a little rum can’t fix.

 

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[link, via Laughing Squid]

Placemats That Provide Blueprints For Constructing Food

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If you suddenly forget how to construct the simplest of foods, there’s now a very intricate set of placemats that could help.

Brought to us by Awkward Engineer, the Engineering Blueprint Placemat Set will not only give you a place to set up your plate and utensils, but offers blueprints on how to assemble lunch or a snack.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]