Subject | Packaging

Penelope Dullaghan's Designer Teacup for Crate&Barrel

Penelope Dullaghan is passionate about maintaining balance and harmony in both her life and her art. So what a perfect illustrative designer for Create&Barrel's 2014 artist signature teacup series.

Working primarily in acrylic, ink and digital design, the Indianapolis-based artist explores fluid, simple shapes rendered in an energetic palette. Her interpretation of the Bennett teacup was inspired by her newfound hobby of gardening. To Dullaghan, the garden is a place of quiet and peace. "It provides the perfect opportunity to slow down and observe."

Thank you Crate&Barrel for providing the perfect gift for Mother's Day! ............................................................................................................................................................................

Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone

Sitting at a computer and doing what you know so well is a comforting thing. Lisa Ballard has been doing that for over 25 years! But for the last few years her creative soul has been stepping further away from her comfort zone. Don’t get her wrong… the computer still plays an important roll in her process (it always has been a great tool) and she's always incorporated hand-drawn imagery into her digital work. It’s just that she has been a maker since she was a little girl.

Von Glitschka's Patriotic Packaging for Publix Ice Cream

We love how this packaging turned out! Publix Super Markets needed an eye-catching illustration for their New York Cherry Cheesecake ice cream flavor. So they turned to artist Von Glitschka, asking him to include a New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty in his design. Von happily obliged and created a solid, memorable illustration that is looks just as tasty as the ice-cream inside!