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Simple at first glance, but not so simple to manufacture, this package is one that plays with your sense of touch, needs your hands for interaction, and shares details with your eyes via discreet varnishes. With a sold-out first batch, you might want to get in line for the second round. 

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Twist


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2

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Spot Varnish
Matte Lamination


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Project Description

Twist is a smart LED light bulb that combines adjustable lighting with high-quality audio, via a built-in AirPlay speaker. A new-to-market tech item in pre-order and the first physical touchpoint of the Twist brand, it was important for the packaging to showcase a high-quality, thoughtful experience while feeling exciting for the consumer.

We began by concepting an unveiling experience that would heroize the product and expand the core elements into a unique brand expression. Collaborating with the team at Forma, our structural design partner on the project, we created a box design that slides open to double its original footprint, creating a presence when opening unique to Twist. We focused on this structure and the product itself, streamlining the design to highlight the brand's color story and elevated design details. We utilized the purple hues of the Twist color palette in a two-tone design; we added in spot varnish moments to highlight design elements, like the logos, text, and illustration. We opted for a die-cut EVA foam in a dark hue to protect the product and create a focal point for the bulb, contrasting with the white material.

Production Lesson(s)

Throughout the entire process, we were focused on a high-level of execution for the final product. Always budgeting more time for sampling and revisions is vital to having a great end product, especially when working through materials and color. As an example, we loved the look and feel of soft-touch paper, but when we explored it we realized it wasn't a great solution for a box of the size and weight we had—€”it showed wear much easier than we wanted it to. We worked to find a similar solution—€”a matte laminated sheet—€”that gave us the texture and look we wanted, saving on cost. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 23, 2016

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

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blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

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Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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