GIVEAWAYS

Europapier Giveaway: Win a New Design Papers Collection!

14/07/2018

If you read Design&Paper on a regular basis or follow any of our social media channels, you are certainly already aware of the launch of the Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier. It’s the highlight of the year for us, and now we want you to join in on the celebration by giving away a copy of the Design Papers Collection to five lucky winners! And all you need to do to enter the competition is to get creative.

Design Papers Collection Giveaway

The Design Papers Collection 2018 is a true gem any paper lover would cherish. Containing a mammoth amount of over 25o different paper qualities, the stylish box conceals within two swatch books split between six categories. Designed specifically for designers, printers, and paper industry professionals, the exclusive catalog is filled with an incredible paper selection sure to inspire and innovate amazing paper projects in the future. So we’re asking you to share with us your most imaginative, original and outright crazy paper projects you could see yourself creating out of the two new Design Papers Collection additions; Glamour Blush or Gmund Urban Brasilia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
What paper projects do you imagine out of the 2 new Europapier qualities: Glamour Blush or Gmund Urban Brasilia?

Tell us in the comments below and enter the competition to win your own copy of Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier.

And to set you off and get those creative juices flowing, we present you with two already made projects out of these qualities: beautiful Glamour Blush champagne boxes, produced by Luxpack and Gmund Urban Brasilia Dust box.

Glamour Blush

Glamour, Europapier’s second pearlescent assortment, which enhances the imaginative and ingenious forms in which metallic projects could be fashioned. Glamour comes in a pure color range, from white to blush gold, a unique color carried exclusively by Europapier. All the colors transmit such elegance and yet, are so understated, that admiring them seems equivalent to taking soft footsteps through freshly fallen snowflakes or taking a luxurious bath in champagne.

Design Papers Collection Giveaway

Gmund Urban

Influenced by architecture and hailing from the streets of the concrete jungle, this contemporary collection is crafted from cement and wood, introducing a fresh take on raw materials. Brasilia’s woody texture is pleasant to the touch reminding of the velvet-like feeling of burned wood. Discover Gmund Urban Brasilia’s full color range here.

Design Papers Collection Giveaway

Europapier Design Papers Collection Giveaway Terms of service × Rules of participation

× Terms; to enter the competition, tell us What paper projects do you imagine out of Glamour Blush or Gmund Urban Brasilia? Answer by commenting on this blog post.

× Who can enter? Anyone who comments on this blog post. Only available in Europe & for 18+ of age.

× Contest duration – contest starts 14.7.2018 (12:00) and ends on Tuesday 14.8.2018 (12:00). Winners’ names will be announced on Design&Paper blog.

× Prize – For an accurate description of the prize see above.

× The winners will be elected by best posted project idea. The prizes will be delivered by post, delivery timeframe depending on location.

× Conditions of disqualification from the contest (violating/not following the rules, compromising content, etc.) No compromising content, instigating or hate speech allowed. Such comments will be deleted.

Please acknowledge that the Europapier Design Collection Giveaway is sponsored by the Design&Paper blog.

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DESIGN, TRENDS

Look, Touch & Feel – Carefully Curated Europapier Design Papers Collection

13/07/2018

Last week we saw the launch of the much anticipated Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier, which to everyone’s delight was the biggest the company has ever produced. This year’s edition consists of two swatch-books, with over 250 paper qualities divided into six categories: smooth, coloured, structured, metallic, transparent and synthetic, presenting a carefully curated selection of design papers. And while the new stunning design done by Metaklinika catches the viewer’s eye, the true gems lie inside.

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Look, Touch & Feel

The sturdy box keeps the swatch books together and protected, while the Classy Covers Millennium 120gsm finish offers a luxurious, contemporary look, which every paper lover would be happy to have on their desk. The color-blocked pattern and pastel colors create an inspiring design that honors the curated selection of papers, inviting the user to explore further and seek for inspiration inside. As every designer knows, the look, touch and feel of a paper are vitally important when searching for the right option. The Design Papers catalog provides inspiration on all three aspects, becoming the go-to tool for any creative.

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

The Development

The collection was born out of rigorous research into upcoming design trends and market developments as well as customer feedback, by Europapier. Taking all together over 10 months to produce from start to finish, each collection comes with its own unique challenges. Alone page 32 in Swatch 1 (Multiloft circles) took 2 weeks for 5 workers to glue in place, and given that the Design Collection has over 250 pages, and one page took so much work, you can get an idea of the complexity of the whole process. But fortunately for us, the Europapier Design Team loves a challenge and works out of passion, resulting in an incredibly diverse, inclusive, and inspirational collection.

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier
Design Papers Collection 2018

The selection in the Design Papers collection has grown and changed over the years, with this year seeing the most additions than ever before. The all-time classics; Munken, Color STYLE, Galaxy etc. which have been part of the selection since the beginning, are now joined by Gmund Urban and Leather, Esprit de Nature, Glamour, Classy Covers, Garda Premium Natural, Enduro Ice and of course newly updated color range of Color STYLE. The new Design Collection also showcases an extended assortment of synthetic papers, ready to support special projects, covering brands such as Yupo, Neobond, Pretex, Couturon, Monotex, and Tyvek.

The Design Collection is a limited tool, imagined specifically for the creative industry, such as agencies, graphic designers, etc… And because it is such a complex tool, it is available only via a personal handover from Europapier.

But the good news is, tomorrow we’ll be launching a huge giveaway competition to gift away 5 Design Papers 2018 collections – so stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this one!

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

Design Papers Collection 2018 by Europapier

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PACKAGING

Moiré Pattern Inspired Seafood Packaging by LOCO Studio

10/07/2018

Nizhny Novgorod based Loco branding agency (previously here) took upon themselves the task of designing the packaging for Nord Stream, a product line of preserved seafood with 5 different tastes: sardine, smoked mussels, crab, octopus, and squid. Truly thinking outside the box (little packaging design humor, eh?), they came up with the idea of utilizing hidden animation in the packaging indicating the type of seafood inside, based on the concept of the Moiré pattern.

A Moiré pattern is produced by laying an opaque ruled pattern with transparent gaps on top of another similar pattern. To create an animated Moiré pattern, also known as ‘Shape Moiré’, you need to superimpose the top layer on top of a layer containing a more complex shape, which is periodically repeating along the vertical axis. Moving the upper layer an illusion of movement is created. This simple technique, which even scientists are yet to precisely explain, plays with the unique way our eyes and brain communicate.

As impressive as it is to see the technique utilized in packaging design, especially in such an interactive and beautiful way, what I love the most is the attention to detail in the overall concept. And even though the Moiré pattern is on center stage, typography, color scheme, and functionality are thoroughly thought out. Another great example of the endless possibilities and creativity that is yet to be discovered in packaging design.

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DESIGN, PACKAGING

Europapier Launches Design Papers Collection 2018

07/07/2018

Design Papers is a premium paper collection of Europapier, a leading paper merchant of Central and Eastern Europe. Produced every second year as a tool for designers, printers, and other graphic industry professionals, this year’s collection is the biggest in its history, in paper diversity as well as in size. Containing a mammoth amount of over 25o different paper qualities, the stylish box conceals within two swatch books split between six categories.

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Following the success of its predecessor, the 2018 edition of Design Papers is designed by Metaklinika, an independent design studio from Belgrade. The concept for this year’s catalog was inspired by modern abstract art, as the color blocked packaging indicates, echoing the diversity and wide range of colors offered in the collection.

“With two dominant colors on the box – blue and pink; they reflect the yin-yang principle (light and dark, cold and warm, etc.). Also, there are two additional colors – grey and brown; these two were selected carefully to highlight the two dominant colors so that they can stand out even more. The brown color is here to highlight the blue and to increase its intensity, while the grey emphasizes the gentleness of pink. This combination is essential for a harmonious impression of the box”, Metaklinika explains.

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

By adding beauty and persona to a tool, Metaklinika succeeds in creating an inspiring experience for the user. The catalog appeals in its minimalist language, from form to color and uncomplicated functionality. Designed with the target group, designers and people working in the graphics industry who value minimal design and appreciate fine design and graphics techniques, in mind.

While the embossed textured Classic Covers Millennium box accentuates a luxurious, haptic experience, it is the endless inspiration from the stunning paper collection within, which incites the user reach back and open the box time after time. 

Watch this space: from this day forward we’ll be showcasing a new part of the Europapier Design Papers collection weekly. Next, a closer look at the carefully curated 2018 collection, and how it found its final form. Also, if you fell in love with the catalog and dream of owning one, we’ll be launching a giveaway competition next week! 

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

Europapier Design Papers Collection 2018

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