If you want a really catchy packaging design for your CD/ DVD or vinyl, check out these awesome websites that give us tips and techniques in packaging design.
Regular CDs are nice but if you want to release something your supporters would rave about, then it has to be more than regular. You don’t have to spend loads of money. All you have to do is find a concept that’s affordable but matches your brand as a musician or filmmaker. Here are some design resources if you need some inspiration for your CD packaging or DVD packaging designs.
All sorts of creative goodness comes together at Designspiration. Created by Shelby White, Designspiration is a hub for collecting and sharing ideas, including a whole host of interesting and innovative designs.
2. Lovely Package
If, like us, you can’t resist a lovely package, then you should definitely check out this cool blog. Lovely Package showcases some leading design work in the packaging world, covering everything from wine and beer bottles to toothpaste and kitchenware. The site features work from professionals and students alike, and with over 300 pages of projects to browse through, you’re sure to find some inspiration here.
3. Packaging design archive
If you’re looking for package design inspiration, head over to this website. Containing every kind of design you could possibly think of, this extensive catalogue of packaging is a brilliant resource. Projects are organised into categories, with the site featuring a handy side bar that allows a search by the type of design you’re after, including identity by typography, shape and much more.
4. The Dieline
If it’s information and inspiration on package design that you’re after, then The Dieline is a fantastic place to start. Founded in 2007, the site aims to define and promote the world’s best designs. The Dieline is incredibly easy to navigate. It also features a packaging directory, which is an inspiring library of different company designs.
This brilliant blog captures the best of package design, news and articles from around the globe. It’s not updated that regularly, but everything that’s posted here is definitely worth a look.
6. Brand New
7. Packaging of the World
Packaging of the World is a creative design gallery, showcasing the most interesting and creative work worldwide. This site is really well organised; you can choose to search for projects by category, country, student work, most popular, and so on, so it caters for everyone. A brilliant resource in the area of package design.
Ambalaj is actually the personal site of package designer Kristina de Verdier. But if you want to see some inspirational examples of package design, then you should definitely check out her blog section. In it, De Verdier has carefully selected new works from all over the world, describing them on her site as, “Material innovation, sustainable information, structural packaging, graphic design as well as beautiful brand stories”.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.