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Minimalist Packaging

We stumbled across this study of using minimalism in a maximalist market. Of course, it’s just an exploratory exercise, but it meets design guru Dieter Rams’s 10th principle: good design is as little design as possible.” Now, if all branding was stripped down completely, it could make for a very unusable shelf experience. It might prove difficult to find a brand you like if all the containers were just a simple logo plastered on a single neutral color. But it’s interesting to see the layering of design elements that add visual complexity and, when done well, differentiate the packaging. One this is for sure, this approach meets design guru Dieter Rams A middle ground between the cluttered packaging we see today and what’s proposed here might be the answer. What do you think?

Three Things to Remember When Re-Branding

Your brand is constantly evolving, and every once in a while you make a big leap. All major businesses do it. Web sites do it. Even supermarkets do it. If you haven’t changed your logo, web site, product line, slogan or other vital component of your brand at some point or another, you’ve undoubtedly thought about it. Now might be the time. When re-branding, though, it’s important to remember three essential things:

1. Don’t just give your business a superficial makeover. Take note of current trends and new innovations in your industry and in the world at large, and also consider what your new or continuing goals are. These elements should all be taken into consideration when re-branding. Of course, don’t forget that YOU are your brand.

2. Plan ahead. Consider all aspects of your business before jumping into a brand redesign. Everything–logo, colors, mission statement, new products–should jibe with your new direction.

3. Remember your existing brand. You’re still in business, so you must be doing something right…right? Maintain key elements of your current brand in your re-branding campaign. Bringing in new customers is key, but try to do it without alienating your existing clients. Carefully consider what’s working and what’s not. Keep the things that are, and let the things that aren’t go.

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