While walking around this huge trade fair, gathering new inspiration and trying to read between the lines, what the future concerning organic food will bring for us as packaging designers, a small booth caught our attention. Sure at first we were interested in the illustrations and usage of typography but we came into contact with pretty pleasant guys, that were just as relaxed as the company name sounds: HEYHO! But don’t let yourself be led astray by pigeonhole thinking. Behind this seemingly laid back image there’s a much more complex, long-sighted philosophy, which fascinated us even more than the colorful pictures.
Many industrial brands and businesses focus exclusively on satisfying their customer’s needs by delivering high quality, organic products or at least advertise that they’re doing so. Stefan, Timm and Christian are taking a step further or actually started their
business the other way around by creating jobs in the first place.
Their idea is to get homeless people, that have been excluded from social participation back to work, which will enable them to get out of an apparently hopeless situation.In their opinion, a socially oriented venture within a non-industrial revolution, as the HEYHO’s call it, is a possible alternative to conventional business models because they are confident that every human being, regardless of their differing past is capable of contributing their piece to our society. And on top of this humanitarian base we get “FrühsportFreunde” (Friends of early-morning exercise), “LateNightBreakfast”, “GoldenChachai” and “SaltcityOriginal” – four granola mixes, giving four unexpected taste experiences just as multifaceted as the people who made it.
We like your approach, we hope that you can continue realizing your HEYHO-vision and we agree: “Everything else is just Granola.”