Box Vox

packaging as content

July 2, 2009

Cereal Stacking Boxes

HexBoxes
Photos by Lenore M. Edman, www.evilmadscientist.com

These stacking boxes from EvilMadScientist.com reminded me of some earlier reused cereal boxes we’ve featured, in which the graphics also played a key role. (See: Unpackaged and Cereal Box Envelope)

A small group of hexagonal prism (close packing) stacking boxes made from a “Joe’s O’s” box (which is Trader Joe’s knock-off of Cheerios.) Other boxes used in the same Evil Mad Scientist article are also from Trader Joe’s—as well as that box that Laura Trimmell made her mailing envelope from… Which raises the demographic question: do crafters tend to shop more at Trader Joe’s?

(More photos and a quote, after the fold…)

Template-AltPhotos by Lenore M. Edman, www.evilmadscientist.com

On the idea of embracing the recycled packaging graphics, Lenore M. Edman writes: 

“The abstraction created from taking the package out of its context can be wonderfully fun. Multiple packages can be used together to create a wild collage of modern advertising with different shapes, colors and fonts.”

Instructions for how to make boxes like these can be found: here.

Randy Ludacer
Beach Packaging Design