Inspiration series: Package Design
2008 at 05.27 pm posted by Veerle Pieters
With regular intervals I get e-mails from people that want my advice on inspiration and if I have any tricks to help them. The truth is that I don’t possess any secret that works every time when I am in need of inspiration. The thing is that inspiration is a difficult item to put in words as it mostly doesn’t behave rationally. For example in all these years that I’ve been designing I never had the same item twice as an inspiration source.
So it's not that you put an item in front of you and every time you look at it the inspiration comes. Maybe there are people who can pull that off, but I am not one of them.
Looking for web design inspiration
When I am looking for inspiration for a website I used to browse around in the many galleries from time to time. What I noticed is that there is like 50% chance when doing just that that I'll get frustrated from seeing too much. Maybe a better definition would be over stimulated and as a result I can't set it in motion because of too many things going on in my mind. When that happens I usally switch gears to something completly different like...
The thing with inspiration is that for me personally it doesn't need to be related to what I am trying to create. The reason why I talk about package design now is that I always had a soft spot for it. During my last year in school when I was doing my final project I developed a fascination for it and chose food packaging as my subject for the project. Today I'll share some of the great examples I've collected.
Double Cross Vodka