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Packaging design

We transformed a historical Amsterdam Canal house into a unique merchandise product.

Bean & Co Coffee Company has years of experience in delivering high-quality coffee beans to companies.

Bert Stoker from Bean & Co discovered a production factory in Germany that is able to print costumes designs on aluminum coffee packaging. Giving his current client intel the opportunity to brand their own coffee packaging in small editions without having to order a huge bulk at once. Keeping the roasted coffee beans fresh and at its highest quality. Bert asked us to be his in-house design team to create these cool special edition exemplars to extend the visual identity of his customers.

The first client, looking for a visual graphic design extension was Cafe Papeneiland located on the canals on the corner of Prinsengracht and Brouwersgracht. This is one of the most beautiful cafes in Amsterdam, rich of history and famous visitors like Bill Clinton.

We saw the magical comparisons between the shape of Amsterdam canal houses and the coffee bean packaging and knew this was the way to capture this historical building into packaging. We all loved this idea of the form following the function, so we went to photograph this monument.

Working closely with the given blueprint and print specifications we molded the exterior image into a working print-file. The endresult is was a succes and we hope to expand our ’street’ with other firms located on the Amsterdam canals.

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