Swedbrand

The Coolest Vintage and Retro Packaging Designs

Blog post   •   Nov 03, 2016 06:30 GMT

NOSTALGIA: “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations”

Yes, we all love vintage-inspired design, but why? Well, one thing is sure: it reminds us of the “good old days,” those moments that we would like to recall and, in some cases, perhaps relive.

Call them retro, old school or throwback, but new designs that echo those of the past are using something old to sell something new. Retro packaging and its classic characteristics evoke nostalgia, helping brands to get closer to their audience.

Plenty of retro-inspired packaging has arrived in store shelves and online over the past few years, and people buy them, share them or give them away as a gift to reconnect with a fond experience.

In this article, we try to offer you a deeper dive into how the past informs the present (and the future) of design. We hope you enjoy it!

Lucky Strike Limited Edition Boxes


Vintage Pharmacy Bottles


Perry Davis Pain Killer


Belgium matchboxes


Crayon Tin


7UP


Lucky Strike Tin


Marvis Toothpaste


Olive & Sinclair Chocolate


Soldering Paste Tin


Proper BBQ


John & Kira’s


Vintage Style Matchbooks


Vintage Beer Cans


Razor Hone


Remington Typewriter


Peep Show Hot Chocolate

Kellogg’s Cereal Tin


Sources:

http://www.printmag.com/featured/retro-design-retrovores-throwback-packaging-design/

http://www.designyourway.net/blog/inspiration/vintage-and-retro-packaging-designs-worth-seeing/

Read more Swedbrand blog posts at swedbrand-group.com/blog, or visit our website at swedbrand-group.com.