KNOW HOW, PACKAGING

Glamour – The Shining Jewel Of Europapier’s Design Papers Collection

19/07/2018

True to its name, the second pearlescent quality in the Europapier Design Papers Collection and a brand new addition, Glamour exudes style and luxury in a subtle way. Glamour comes in a pure color range, from Ice 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 is equivalent to taking soft footsteps through freshly fallen snowflakes or taking an extravagant bath in champagne.

glamour design papers collection 2018

When looking for a shiny, glittering quality, Glamour adds a new delicate paper option next to the classic Galaxy Metallic assortment. The full color scheme includes: Blush, Champagne, Cream, Snow flake (a name carefully chosen: when observed in light, the paper seems to have a glimmer like snow crystals do), Ice White and Silver. The harmonious color range has an understated shimmering finish, so exquisite it catches the eye without being demanding.

glamour design papers collection 2018

Europapier Bulgaria, in collaboration with Luxpac, created beautiful champagne boxes out of Glamour, which they exhibited last May at the Pack Expo in Bucharest. To gain some insight into the possibilities of the paper, we asked Luxpac what it was like working with this new material.

Although Glamour is not a special wrapping material (because of the coating on both sides), Luxpac still used it successfully for laminating champagne boxes. We adamantly believed that it is worthy to find the solution because the texture and the colors of these papers are unique and both technology and paper characteristics will form the perfect combination to communicate with the end user.

glamour design papers collection 2018

glamour design papers collection 2018

The ring made of Glamour Blush (on the small tubes) was also a bit tricky but not impossible either. It was made on a large roll and then was cut in very thin pieces. It was few millimeters thinner than both sides of the box to underline the smoothness of Glamour between the roughness of Remake and Crush.

After all efforts, the result was satisfying for them and Luxpac exhibited the boxes at the Pack Expo in Bucharest.

Big tubes: Glamour Blush & Glamour Champagne, 120 gsm with hot foil finishing. The big tubes were made inside with Color STYLE smooth ebony 110 gsm, for an expensive view.
Small tubes: Glamour Blush in combination with Remake Sky and Remake Oyster.

Glamour The Design Papers Collection

Glamour The Design Papers Collection

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BRANDING

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

17/07/2018

Studio Najbrt, a leading Czech graphic design studio founded in 1994 specializes in designing identities, publications, posters, books, exhibitions and websites for domestic as well as international clients. The studio’s longtime collaborations with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the photographer Josef Koudelka, the Ambiente group, the City of Prague and many others has helped it decorate its imaginary mantelpiece with awards and features in publications from all over the world. So, it came as no real surprise when the studio overtook nine other competing agencies and brought home the win in the competition to design the new visual style of the National Gallery Prague.

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

Established in 1796, the National Gallery Prague is an art gallery with a collection of art by European artists that spans from the 1200s to the 1930s, making it the largest collection of art in the whole Czech Republic. At the end of 2017, the Gallery launched an invitation-only competition to re-design the visual identity of the institution, one that has been criticized in the past for its dated look.

Studio Najbrt set themselves a par by basing their concept on the idea that the National Gallery Prague is “a lively and open institution, friendly and pleasant to visitors”, a move away from a large inaccessible institution, symbolized by today’s lion emblem.

The winning concept relies heavily on a distinctive logo inspired by the mission of the National Gallery as a space for the presentation of art. The logo defines the context for different types of content (image, text, video) within the three letters of the abbreviation of the National Gallery in Prague, creating a memorable and variable brand. Color and visual style remains as open and vibrant as possible, just as the approaches of artists that are presented in the country’s most important gallery institution.

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

Studio Najbrt Wins the Re-Design of the National Gallery Prague Visual Identity

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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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