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]

Crazy Wine, A Bottle of Wine Packaged in a Straitjacket

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We’re not sure what makes “Vino Loco” so cray cray, but they wrapped each bottle in a straitjacket, so it must be pretty bat-shit. Brought to us by Lola Madrid, each bottle comes complete with a crazy harness. A great choice if dinner is with a psychiatrist, psychopath, or an escape artist.

No worries, it still has a standard cork. But let’s see how long it takes you to open that.

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[via TAXI]

A McDonald’s Happy Meal Design Concept That’s Even Happier

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How do you make a McDonald’s Happy Meal even happier? You can start by giving kids more than a standard meal and a toy. Then, redesign it with anthropomorphic packaging that appears happy you’re about to eat them.

The Truly Happy Meal is brought to us by Singapore-based designer Lee Sin Li.

“McDonald’s prizes itself to make eating fun for kids, but with times, the Happy Meal seems to be just a mini version of the regular burger meals. There’s nothing special about the Happy Meal, apart from the additional toy.”

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[link, via TAXI]

Cookies Straight From The Cardboard Oven

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There are few things better than cookies fresh out of the oven. Iowa-based cookie company Thelma’s knows this, and came up with a brilliant packaging solution for their baked goods.

Thelma’s cookie boxes are made to look like actual ovens — which not only help keep the cookies warm, but also reinforces the idea that your snickerdoodles are fresh from the oven. Find out more about the project here.

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[via Gizmodo]