The loveliness of crayon packaging is something many folks only experience and appreciate if they have a child born unto them. Or if they get a kid, have a kid, live near a kid, any of that fun stuff. But I say to you, this much is true: designing the packaging of a crayon box should be high on the list of dreams for any fun-loving graphic magician, especially if they don’t have to work for the god group Crayola. Everyone knows that if you wanna be cool as a kid, you need Crayola crayons. This is of course due to their ultra-godly power in branding mostly, then just a bit because of their product quality.
Take a peek at these other… what you might call… “losers.”
Here’s were worlds collide. One wants to create a strong brand as a designer, but then if you’ve got mercy on the world, you don’t want that brand to annihilate the entirety of the competition. Many of the brand crayons you’ll see in this gallery were wiped off the earth not BY Crayola but certainly BECAUSE of it.
Take a peekie at the cool colors and smart/cute boxes and tins they sit in.
This gallery is part of an ever-growing collection of boxes and tins collected by the fabulous documentarian photographer Christian Montone, whose name I thought at first was Monotone, and now think he should consider changing his name to better suit my wishes for a more AWESOME world. Check his galleries out for fabulous collections galore! All the photos below are done by him, and he more than likely owns all the crayons. Neat!
+there’s a couple paints in there. Sneak’d ya!
This post is part of the World Famous Design Junkies color category.