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Material Innovation

Packaging Design

Andrew H. Dent, Leslie Sherr


Explores new and innovative materials applicable to a range of individual art, design or technology disciplines

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Materials technology is the single most important agent of change in our entire designed landscape, from the buildings in which we live and work to the clothes we wear. This volume, the third in the series, features carefully selected packaging products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories of packaging, functional forms, dispensing systems, advanced protection, interactive and mass craft.

The coverage of the projects is extensive, from 'plantable' packaging that can be buried in soil, later to emerge as a plant, to bottle labels that react to music and bespoke, collectible jars of Marmite XO. Seven specially commissioned 'visual narratives' by experts in the field are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on over 100 materials.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 24.0 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 28 September 2015

ISBN: 9780500291979

Contents List

Contents: Visual Narrative: NINE (Stockholm, Sweden); Ch. 1: Getting to Zero: Introduction; Glueless “Origami Fold” Carton; FILTER; “Y spine” for SAYL chair; Virgin Atlantic Economy; Gro-ables Seed Pods; Laser-Etched Produce; Edible Food Nests; “The Disappearing Package” Tide PODS; Dissolve; Nike Air Max Cushion Shoebox; Visual Narrative: Ziba; Ch 2: Functional Forms: Introduction; KMS Messing Creme “Hair Play”; Grower’s Cup Coffeebrewer; Rapid Packing Container; Natural 4X Laundry Detergent; The kübox; The Aidpod Kit Yamoyo; Tetra Top® with Separable Top; Reusable Spool Packaging; Printer Cartridge Packaging; Visual Narrative: Design Directions Pvt. Ltd. (India); Ch 3: Dispensing Systems: Introduction; LiquiGlide; Firestarter Vodka; Scotts Snap-Pac; Bottoms Up Draft Beer Dispensing System; XStat Syringe; Spacklit; Drinkable Book; Lullaby Paints; NYX The Curve- Eyeliner; Airopack; Visual Narrative: Shigeno Araki Design & Co.; Ch 4: Advanced Protection: Introduction; PeePoo Bag; GeoMelt & Modular Vitrification System (MVS); Corrugated Paper Pallet; Fragile; Natralock® with Siren Technology; BACs; Bemis Intelligent Packaging Platform; The Paper Skin; Naturally Clicquot; Ultra-Freshness Preservation Freezing System; Film Pouch; Preserving Mona Lisa; Visual Narrative: Carré Noir; Ch 5: Interactive: Introduction; HUGO RED flacon; Thin Film Electronics: NFC; DIY Oculus Rift; Touchcode; Gogol Mogol; Sustainable Expanding Bowl; Expired; Ynvisible Flight Ticket; Visual Narrative: Teenage Engineering; Ch 6: Mass Craft: Introduction; Absolute Unique; Fruit Box (Escolhidas Fruinha); WikiPearl; OneEighty Cream for Men; Skol Ice Pack; “Night” Bottle for Ballantine’s Finest; Bombay Sapphire HiLight; Visual Narrative.

About the Author

Andrew H. Dent directs Material ConneXion’s research into innovative materials and processes.

Leslie Sherr has worked as a brand strategist for such leading communication design firms as C&G Partners, Carbone Smolan Agency and Desgrippes Gobé & Associates.

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