The Brief 4/11/17: Design News You Might Have Missed
Here’s the latest:
- In case you’ve been MIA this past week, here’s how Pepsi got it so wrong.
- Yassss Martha!
- A condiment that focuses on food instead of gender stereotypes? Yes please!
- Check out this episode of the Clever Podcast: “Brand strategist, OG podcaster and all-around badass, Debbie Millman, traces the genesis of her branding talent back to the Stayfree packaging at her father’s pharmacy, shares the poignant details of how a pair of lime green Levi’s helped her cope with a painful childhood and just generally oozes wisdom and deep thoughts with every word. Plus, she offers a revelatory distinction between courage and confidence and has an enduring fondness for potato chips.”
- Okay, it’s official with the new Modern by Dwell Magazine—Target should just take all our money.
- “There once was a time when sliced cheese came in a Ninja Turtle box. A time when chewing gum was sold with stickers, and Georgie Pie pies were endorsed by Batman.” Check out this extensive packaging collection from New Zealander Steve Williams.
- Eco-friendly packaging is on the rise, even for beauty products.
- Let’s hope this bill passes in California—and then the rest of the US so that there are no chemicals in fast food packaging. Because yuck.
- The future: a student invents biodegradable packaging from seagrass that washes up on the beach.
- Isn’t it frustrating when you buy a bag of chips and it’s mostly filled with air? Yeah, that’s a thing—and now Wise is getting sued for it.