Category: Packaging Design

„Content design means brand building beyond packaging design“

In 2020 the Henkel Schwarzkopf team asked us to create video content designs for two of their social media campaigns and we were happy to assist the brands with design work that goes beyond packaging design.

The brief
  • Catch attention on the Schwarzkopf social media channels
  • Motivate viewer to participate on social projects
  • Create short but interesting videos & additional content material

Schauma “Family Action“ campaign by Schwarzkopf

 
The idea behind this campaign was to generate possible family projects during the first corona lockdown in 2020. With kids being homeschooled and having no possibilities to meet with friends, this Schauma campaign provided a welcome, creative and fun alternation.
Families should be motivated to craft something creative out of old shampoo bottles. The best ideas could win a Schauma package for the whole family. We are at least as happy as the winners about this initiative and that we were able to support this family-friendly and sustainable project. #upcycling

Our work

The aim of the campaign is a super family-friendly, funny and happy look and feel. It is intended to speak to both parents and their children. Therefore, we shot an authentic video ourselves in which one of our designers is doing handicrafts with her son at home. In combination with short and incisive calls to action and happy background music, we have created an appealing and emotional video.

In addition, we used one of the crafting ideas from the Schauma team as further inspiration and created a simple, easy-to-understand, yet entertaining crafting manual for an Instagram carousel post.
 

Schwarzkopf & Henkel‘s charity campaign with DFB

 
The second video content was created to promote Schwarzkopf & Henkel‘s DFB collectors edition campaign via the social media channels. In 2020, even the European soccer championship was cancelled, due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the Schauma, Taft and Fa teams decided to launch their planned collectors packaging design edition of the national team anyways. To support amateur clubs, who where also hit by the crisis, Henkel brought a fundraising campaign to life. With every sold product from the collectors‘ edition, 10 cents were donated.

Our work

Accordingly, the design of the social media content follows the design rules of the packaging design. We have created a suitable call-to-action video that shows the products and explains the fundraising campaign, but also has an emotional twist with pictures of soccer playing kids.

Learn more about Schwarzkopf & Henkel‘s soccer charity project
 
 

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Real sustainability on the next level: Henkel Laundry and Home Care is launching its new brand Love Nature, that is committed to sustainable cleanliness and refillable bottles – and baries design builds the holistic brand design.

Brand building for Henkel‘s new sustainable vegan & eco-friendly cleaning brand

Briefing

For us as designers, it is a matter of course to strive for sustainable packaging – being as environmentally friendly as possible. Therefore, we were beyond excited to take part in the strategic brand building of Love Nature. We were asked to create a holistic concept for the new brand absolutely from scratch. The products should be green by heart, but still target the mass market. Research revealed that performance and fragrance are crucial product properties for consumers, which should not be compromised by sustainability. Accordingly, it was important to come up with a design strategy that combines eco-friendliness with top performance and great fragrances.
 

Cleanness with love for nature

 

Challenge
  • Communicate, that the product performance is not compromised by the natural formulation.
  • Promote the eco-friendly properties by a natural look and feel.
  • Educate consumers on how powerful a sustainable product can be and how to use it.
 

Our work

How do you turn ecological cleaners and detergents into an easy choice for everyone? Our holistic design approach started from creating bottle shapes, logo, product labels, icons to pack shots and mood boards.  
Firstly, we had to conceptualize how to balance the communication of sustainability and product performance. Consumers still perceive these properties as contradiction and put more emphasis on strong performance as well as fragrance when it comes to laundry and home care. Hence, it has been a crucial design task to convince users: the product can do both!
It has been recommended to use a bright-colored formula in order to transport the products’ high performance and amazing scent. In addition to that, we perfectly chose a label giving the product the needed natural look and feel. The color relates to natural craft paper. Moreover, we decided to give the label a more organic touch by including imperfect fonts and subtle colors.
 

Love Nature logo and icon designs made by baries

Love Nature logo and icon designs made by baries

 

Logo & icon development

Of course, the logo clearly reveals the brand identity involving sustainability. The natural green in a light an artistic watercolor style symbolizes the earth and provides a rich contrast to the natural label colors. Additionally, this image is made even more clear in the letter ‘o’ of the word ‘Love’. On top, a butterfly is lifting its wings flying into nature. The emotional element makes you feel good to live consciously and creates a movement. As Henkel’s product manager states:  

“They say a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world may cause a huge effect somewhere else.”

Moreover, the strong color in contrast to the natural paper highlights the sense of importance, that is put towards our planet.  
Another very important aspect whilst considering sustainable packaging design is consumer education. Many people still lack knowledge on the specific eco-friendly properties and seek easy-to-understand information on products. Hence, why we have created a range of icons, which highlight the most important benefits playfully. Next to the standardized CFI cruelty-free and EU Ecolabel, we designed icons to show: The bottles are made of 100% recycled plastic and are again recyclable. Additionally, the ingredients are up to 98,5% from a natural origin. Moreover, the fragrance such as cactus leaves is depicted similarly promoting the important product benefit in an eco-friendly way.
 

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To round things off, there will be refill stations for laundry detergent as well as dishwasher in selected retail stores all over Germany. Thus, Love Natue is the first brand to offer such a sustainable service driving a change in shopping experiences.
We at baries design strive for more ecological & sustainable behavior ourselves. We are especially proud to increase consumer awareness for the topic and to make it easier to literally Love Nature.

Love Nature on the web

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Seasonal limited editions by Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur allow us creative freedom. Therefore, we had a lot of fun creating the limited edition design for Gliss Kur Winter Repair 2020.

Elegant and modern design for winter-stressed hair

The challenge

Contrary to the baseline range, the design should be more disruptive while reflecting the products winterly benefits. Furthermore, we should consider a few other aspects:

  • Keep the logo as it is
  • Use the new relaunch bottle design
  • Create an emotional story around the winter theme
Our work

Like in the years before, we were so excited to create the design for this seasonal range. By breaking up the usual brand structure, the Winter Repair edition differentiates more and more from the baseline. Luckily, this development gives us a lot of leeway to build the design.
 

Gliss Kur Winter Repair Limited Edition Design History

Gliss Kur Winter Repair 2020 Limited Edition Design

 
We used the new Gliss Kur bottle designed by baries design as the basis for the design. Thanks to the flowing shape, there is a bigger label and therefore more space for layout. Furthermore, to create a winterly atmosphere, we chose white as basic color. This clean basis also stands for the caring character. The abstract blue watercolor visual suggests an icy surface and transports the winterly coldness. In addition, golden lettering and snowflakes complete the design and create a luxurious look.
Moreover, the strong caring formula is explained by the powerful dark blue tones as well as through the product name lettering. While the word “Repair” states the technological part through a sans serif font, the handwritten word “Winter” communicates the caring aspect.
All these style elements create a look & feel that brings the emotional winterly atmosphere to the bathroom and still conveys the years of expertise that Gliss Kur stands for.
 
Gliss Kur Winter Repair 2020 Limited Edition Range Mood

Gliss Kur Winter Repair 2020 Limited Edition Range Mood

 
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Winter Repairon the web

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In 2019, the new Vademecum bio kids design featuring ‚Happy Companions‘ was added to the Vademecum bio toothpaste portfolio.

The brief
  • Communication of the free-from formula combining scientific expertise with natural extracts
  • Matching color coding to the Vademecum bio baseline
  • Creation of cute child-friendly characters featured in a minimalistic drawing style
 

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Our work

For the new Vademecum bio kids line we developed the packaging design & illustrated two individual characters to embody the ingredients and taste of the toothpaste. The mint and the strawberry are very cute and illustrated with bright and happy colors. The friendly design and characters will help to make brushing teeth a fun thing to do for children.

In order to highlight that the toothpaste is completely organic, a natural pastel color tone and recycled paper structure were used for the basis of the pack. Furthermore, the „Bio“ -seal was placed in a prominent and freestanding position, to make it clearly visible to the customer.

We used a simple and easily understandable color coding, which harmonizes with the color of the illustration, to differentiate the two sorts and to highlight the user age recommendations.
 
 
 
 
Vademecum Bio Kids on the web

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Meet the new Gliss Kur!

In 2020 Gliss Kur by Schwarzkopf got a holistic relaunch, so it starts this new decade with a complete modernized look. With this relaunch we are not only celebrating a new brand- and packaging design but also more than 10 years of collaboration between Gliss Kur and baries design.

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur hero Total Repair range relaunch design

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair range relaunch design

 

A new milestone

Gliss Kur has always been the hair expert among the hair care brands. Nowadays, it is more than that: It is a lifestyle product, that offers solutions to all hair issues. Accordingly, the technological brand perception shifted to a more lifestyle oriented natural and sporty look.
With this relaunch we were able to create the next milestone within the brand design history.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur relaunch design small range overview

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur relaunch design small range overview

 

Our work
  • brand strategy
  • packaging design
  • logo design
  • POS design
  • e-commerce content (amazon+)

The power of nature in technology

To transform the strong technological brand impression to a more natural and sporty approach, we finally released the visual out of its box. That means, that we excluded the technological visual from a text box and gave it its own space to stand out.
This transition already started in the last year with the designs for the new Gliss Kur product lines Bio-Tech Restore and Nutri-Balance Repair within the pre-relaunch portfolio. Both sorts already set the focus on a combination of technological performance and the power of nature.  
Schwarzkopf successfully introduced our new design language to the market. So, our pre-relaunch approach was continued for the actual relaunch. The outstanding way of presenting the power of nature in technology to the whole portfolio was a natural consequence. 

The power of design

According to the new brand strategy, the key visuals on the bottles have been shifted outside the text box. They partially show natural ingredients of which the style has been inspired by X-ray machine pictures. Most importantly, all of these natural elements are embedded in amorphous liquids, that give a microbiological impression – perfectly combining nature with technology. In summary, the unboxing and modern organic shapes create a new emotionality and natural touch.

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Split Hair Miracle range relaunch design 2020

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Split Hair Miracle range design 2020

 

The new Gliss Kur design masters the challenge to unite natural ingredients with technology.

However, Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur stays the expert in hair technology and needs to maintain the strong communication of its benefits. To follow up, the square from the previous design is now used as text background. This allows the recognition of the brand for former customers. Additionally, it does ensure the proper readability and clear structure of the text. 
Thanks to design structure and new bottle shape, Gliss Kur gained a cleaner look and a reduced appearance. Besides, it is also relieving that stickers on the bottle fronts are now history – thanks to Henkel‘s sustainability strategy.

 

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The new Gliss Kur bottles

The new Gliss Kur bottles for shampoo and conditioner are probably the main driver for the new brand elegance. They are inspired by the bottle shapes of the more elegant Chinese Gliss Kur sister brand “Extra Care“.  

We kept the characteristic shoulders for the new shape. But, the new contour interprets them softer and therefore with more modernity and elegance. The shoulders and the new cap do now merge perfectly together. This innovation creates a single soft outline that fits the new natural influence. Moreover, the flat cap and high shoulders let the bottle appear a little taller than before. The bottle-to-cap ratio is certainly strengthening the bottle and shelf impact. Through this emerging shape with the slimmed waist, a female touch is added and the elegance stressed even further.

 

Gliss Kur relaunch bottle 3D sketch compilation

Both, the key visual and bottle shape are now characterized by organic shapes, instead of hard edges.

Furthermore, we created an increased consistency with a uniform black cap throughout the whole range. This empowers the brand block appearance on shelf. At second glance, another fine detail get‘s revealed: The Schwarzkopf logo icon is embossed in the cap‘s top and finishes the new elegance.

Gliss Kur relaunch cap top view 3D

Brand logo relaunch

In consequence of the new brand identity, the logo got a modern facelift.

  • Since this relaunch, the text line “Kur“ is written in a new light font to set focus on “Gliss“ and strengthen the brand perception. This thin typography does also add a new elegance.
  • On top, the letters themselves are slightly refined to be more elegant and clear.
  • Additionally, we deleted the line under „Hair Repair“ to gain a more modern simplicity.
Now, the logo is slightly wider. Therefore it keeps the same impact even though we shifted some boldness into lighter elegance. To sum up, these actions make the brand appear more modern, sophisticated and premium.

 

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+10 years Gliss Kur & baries design brand strategy

Gliss Kur has been one of our first brands and continued the long term collaboration for over ten years. As a result, this brought us to this 2020 design, which is an exceptional step in terms of modernity and brand perception. Once again we are not only celebrating a new milestone in the history of Gliss, but also in that of baries! It is part of what makes us to experts – not only for the design but also brand strategy.

Timeline visualization of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair from 2000 to 2020

Timeline visualization of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair from 2000 to 2020

 

New brand communication design

In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that we from baries design not only redesigned the packaging, but also shaped the visual impact of the brand identity. From now on, the communication style of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur is modern and purely minimalist. Accents will be highlighted with bold bars. While white became the main color of the brand, black changed from a background color to an accent color.

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur minimalistic visual identity in communication

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur visual identity in communication

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur on the web

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