This packaging project required designing a gift box that has purpose beyond just a piece of trash after you open the gift. We decided that we would package shot glasses as our gift, and base our designs off of products you would find at Bottlecraft, a local craft beer shop. The packaging was designed so that the bottom of the box held the shot glasses in an arrangement that you could play shot pong (a minature version of beer pong we made up). The lid of the box was designed to be cut up into cards which had the instructions for using the box and shot pong, and the cards and instructions for Kings Cup, a popular drinking game.
For the design of the packaging we decided to go for a simple, hipster-vintage feeling. The logo was hand drawn to look like a bottle cap, with the fonts Kenyan Coffee and Wisdom Script being used for the typographic part of the logo. The pattern we used was a series of simple icons designed to look like common alcohol containers. This pattern was arranged to look like wrapping paper, with stripes put in between the lines of icons. We initially had planned to just print the box in black to keep the hipster feeling of the project, but when screen printing we decided to try white ink just to see how it looked. We ended up really liking the results of that experimentation, and ended up with a final project screen printed in white on oil board.