If you’ve ever received a giant box from Amazon only to find a tiny item rattling around inside, you’ll appreciate this video. What you’re about to see is a Sparck Technologies automated packaging machine that first takes a precision scan of an object, then cuts and folds a custom box that fits perfectly, reducing waste.
Artist Peter Dahmen shows off a series of intricate paper-cut sculptures, greeting cards, and packaging designs that he’s created over the years. Some of them are one-off personal projects, while others are available as DIY tutorials on his website. Check out more of his sculptures here.
As we move more and more towards digital downloads and streaming, there’s less need for packaging. Ahoy looks back at the days when computer games mostly came in oversize packages with bold box art, and started to standardize on a form factor back in the early 1990s. Despite the dry subject matter, Ahoy makes it interesting.
Since his kids seemed to only want cash for gifts this year, Donnachaidha O’Chionnaigh of TwoClawsMedia decided to package up his holiday presents like action figures anyhow, rather than just handing over a fifty. He was also kind enough to share the designs in case you want to print up some for yourself.
Boston Pizza is changing the pizza delivery game with its invention. It came up with a pizza box that lays flat and has two legs that pop out and lock in place, so you can head straight to bed with your pizza. They recently offered a limited run, but hopefully they will make more.
Do you send packages for your own business? Make your packages stand out from the crowd with Sticker Mule’s latest addition – custom-printed packaging tape. Simply upload your artwork, and it’ll ship in just 4 days. Grab a single 300′ x 3″ roll for just $9 through 4/17/17.
While it’s not quite as awesome as this similarly designed lamp, this concept design for milk bottles from Kyrgyzstan agency Imedia seems like something that could go on store shelves pretty quickly. We suggest that they add glow-in-the-dark food coloring for nighttime drinking.