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OUGD503 - Responsive - Swallowable Perfume / Pill Box Packaging

We heard about a new product that is still in it's early stages called 'Swallowable Parfum'. This is basically what it says on the tin. It is perfume that you swallow. When you sweat, the perfume is released through the pores in your skin. This does exist but is very unknown.

We felt that this concept would go hand in hand with our 'medicinal' theme. You could swallow the perfume just like a tablet and would help tie in our other products perfectly. Here is some more research on this unique product:-

"Swallowable Parfum is a cosmetic capsule that enables human skin to emit a genetically unique scent about who we are and how we perform our identities. Once absorbed the skin becomes a platform, an atomizer; A biologically enhanced second skin synthesized directly from the natural processes of the body, redefining the role of skin."

Amid growing rhetoric around the body as the new frontier for technological advancement, internationally celebrated body architect Lucy McRae teams up with synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy, to develop Swallowable Parfum; A digestible scented capsule that breaks entirely new ground in the science of human instinct.

Fragrance molecules are excreted through the skins surface during perspiration, leaving tiny droplets on the skin that emanate a unique odor. The potency of scent is determined by each individuals acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise or sexual arousal.Swallowable Parfum is currently in research phase, please download the press release for technical information.

You can see the website and video by clicking HERE

Tablet Packaging

“To create an interesting and engaging invitation to The Creative Method Xmas party. It needed to illustrate what we do but also create a high level of interest and anticipation for the party. It needed to be humorous and memorable. It was also required to work as a new business piece outside of the Christmas invitation. We based the idea on an imaginary pharmaceutical tablet that would solve their creative issues. Initially they were emailed a doctors prescription, followed by the package in a discrete paper bag. The invitation and the tablets were located inside. The party included staff dressed as doctors & medicinal shots administered by transvestites. The box and invitation are used as a new business teaser.”

Guilty Pleasures

I came across this packaging when researching into tablets. This is a conceptual medication for 'swearing' and was created by student Justinya Fillipiak. I then emailed the designer of this to see what processes they used to create the brail and the foil on the back of the packaging as this is something we really want to experiment with. This is the email I got. She was really helpful and turned out the methods was fairly easy to re-create myself as she did it quite makeshift in a studio environment...

Hello there,

My tutor was really pushing me with this project, I've started with something pretty complicated and kept simplifying it. The printing on the foil is not actually on the foil lol, I ust got a silver paper form the art shop and put it through my inkjet printer, I think laser one will be better. Then I took an old blister from some tablets, put a PVA glue over the silver paper and put some weight on it and left it overnight so it stuck properly. Embossing is a very easy one, I jsut got some embossing tools (about 2 pounds form the art shop, like these https://encrypted-tbn0.gstati...mRwcx4DYpg and i used something like this as a template https://encrypted-tbn3.gstati...PP7qx5VTDQ I used a lightbox so I can see what Im doing lol, if ure not sure how to do it just google it, that's what I did. I hope I helped and didn't confuse you haha, good luck!

Damien Hirst 

Last Summer I visited the complete collection of Damien Hirst at the Tate in London and was really impressed with his work, particularly the vintage medicine and cabinet exhibitions. This research made me think back to that and although I couldn't take photos in the exhibition, I have found some online. 

I particularly like the idea of having the fragrances we create in a medicine cabinet with glass cover on the wall. This would just add an extra dimension and make the product stand out completely. 

We also discussed how we could use coloured pills to match the colour of the fragrances we create. This could be in a capsule or solid pill format. The little things like this help make up the whole identity of the fragrance. 

Vintage Packaging

After looking at some of Damien work, I realised that most of this is inspired by Vintage Medicinal Packaging. I decided to look further into this and found some nice examples online...

Some Japanese packaging using one bright colour and simple type and grid. Amazingly effective, yet fairly simple concept and execution. 

Cigarettes, But still cool. 

Very old packaing for 'Vick's VapoRub'. Simple but effective. 

I like the simplicity of this packaging and how photography is used to enhance the ascetics and show whats inside the boxes. 

Some more vintage medicine nets. I like the colours used in some of these. You wouldn't see these on newer forms of packaging.

This is starting to go even further back in the timeline but I really liked this illustration of the bottl. Maybe something that could be used fro advertisement and promotion. 

Here is a smaller bottle which is more suitable to what we are working with. I particularly like how the label has curved edges and doesn't stretch around the whole bottle. A nice touch. 

This is vintage packaging for milk, but i'm taking influence from the lines stretching around the whole packaging. It makes everything look a little pharmaceutical. 

Blister Packaging & Format

I also looked into blister packaging which is the packaging that tablets are often concealed in...

I also wanted to look into the format of the tablet box as this is an important part of the branding and identity.

Blister Pack

Blister pack or bubble pack is a term for several types of pre-formed plastic packaging used for small consumer goods, foods, and for pharmaceuticals.

The primary component of a blister pack is a cavity or pocket made from a formable web, usually a thermoformed plastic. This usually has a backing of paperboard or a lidding seal of aluminum foil or plastic. A blister that folds onto itself is often called a clamshell.

We will more than likely be using a combination of laser-cutting and vacuum forming to create the final moulds for out packaging. 

These panadol paracetamol packaging are useful to carry around and are more durable and easier to access than a cardboard box. The instructions are also printed on the inside which is cost effective. Good idea to consider.

These syringes are neatly packaged in this plastic tray. Again, something to consider when it comes to distribution of our tester equipment. 

Another unique approach with a much more larger packaging which also turns into a small publication. Another concept which could be of use to us for this. 

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