Design firm Antrepo recently undertook an experiment that they called a “minimalist effect in a maximalist market”: They took the existing packaging designs (left) for a number of products, including Pringles, Nutella, and Red Bull, removed some of the clutter and gratuitous graphics (center), and then, for maximally minimal impact, stripped away even more to create a “more simple variation” (right). Sometimes the center picture looks better than the ultra-stripped down design on the right, but in almost every case both beat the cluttered, noisy packaging that actually exists.
Which of the variations do you like the best?
Full gallery at Antrepo’s A2591.
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