We’re sponsoring a contest at The Morning News this week that features the photography of Marshall Sokoloff. Check it out. In other news, it looks like Wednesday will be the day for the launch of The New Standards. A few more packing and shipping tests are needed. We’ll toss a test pack or two out the window. Kick another down the stairs and maybe even head over to Home Depot and see if they’ll let us throw one on the paint-shaker. Then we’ll be good to go. You see, we have to make sure that our products arrive undamaged when we ship them to NYC, Arlington Heights, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Portland or Calgary.
Lots of graduates getting ready to enter the work-world. Lots of reels on CD and DVD coming to the CP studios. I’m looking at the 12 most recent packages. 1 trigger-case. 1 hand-made cardboard thingy. 7 regular ol’ CD jewelcases, 1 paper sleeve (!) and 2 Super Jewel Boxes, designed and assembled with our system. Here’s the coolest part. The design-work on the portfolios in the Jewelboxing packages is much better than the others. Of course, I’m probably a bit biased. Continue reading
Last week the ad-grunts at Ad-Land were playing Trivia Chain by writing short poems that answered an advertising question with another question. The week they’re trying to win win a Jewelboxing 20pack by writing commercial jingles. Like this one. Continue reading
We’ve added Robert Josiah’s sweet set of mixtape CD gifts to the Examples + Inspirations page. In other news, the second week of the Ad-Land Trivia Chain contest was surprisingly poetic. A lot of it was Clayton Claymore’s doing. We’re sending him a 20pack. One week to go.
We’re feeling a bit sentimental about Chiswick, Alpharetta, NYC, San Diego, Miami and Forth Worth.
Everybody complains about standard CD packaging but perhaps nobody has put it quite as nicely as Steve Martin in this piece from The New Yorker called Designer of Audio CD Package Enters Hell. Continue reading
Last week’s winner in the Ad-Land Trivia Chain game was Shoepal who asked a number of excellent questions including this one. Gwyneth Paltrow never drinks, and she adheres to a strict healthy diet. Yet when a $7 million cheque was waved in her face, she agreed to be the new face of Martini in Australia (and Italy) though now she is pregnant with Coldplay’s Chris Martin who turned down what actor’s request for use of his song in a 2001 film? Congrats Mr. Pal. Your 20pack is on the way. This week’s game starts shortly.
We’ve added Ben Kiel’s impressive letterpressed portfilo to our list of sweet packages designed with our system and you probably won’t have to look too long to find a few sweet packages in San Luis Obispo, Astoria, Columbus, Bois-de-villers, Cliffside Park or Livonia.
2000strong’s latest showreel was created using the Jewelboxing system and we’re glad to add it to our Examples + Inspirations page. And just as glad to add Toronto, Chestnut Hill, Elkhorn, LaGrange, Troy and Vista to our roll call of new friends.
Remember to keep the Trivia Chain alive.
At Coudal Partners, we do a lot of interesting and satisfying work for a variety of clients and we appreciate the fact that we can control our destiny and put our design, writing and strategic skills to work on projects that are challenging and fun too. That said, we’ve always been interested in exploring ways in which we can have a greater control over the things we create. Continue reading
Looking for an easy way to win a Jewelboxing 20pack? Just answer a question about advertising with a question about advertising at Adland.
Adland is a site “by the ad grunts for the ad grunts” and an inexpensive subscription there gets you access to thousands of tv commercials from all over the world, plus all the latest news and gossip. We’ve uncovered a few juicy items about people in Glasgow, Oakland, London, Toronto, Muncie and Signal Mountain, but we ain’t talking.
On a semi-regular basis, we get a call from a customer saying, “I’m in Chicago and I think I’m right down the street from you. Can I just come pick up my order?” To which, of course, we always say yes. It’s a good way for locals to save a couple bucks on shipping, it’s nice to say hello to Jewelboxing customers, and it makes us feel almost like a real live brick and mortar. Well somehow this week, after one of these calls, it finally struck us that we should be making it easier for our customers to know that they can easily swing by and pick up their orders. So we’ve just added this option to the shopping cart: Continue reading
Amy here at Jewelboxing HQ alerted us to an important anniversary we might have otherwise missed: it’s the 50th anniversary of bubble wrap. You can read the whole AP story here about the pair of New York inventors, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding, who developed this wonderfully protective instrument by accident, while they were trying to create a new type of textured wallpaper. Continue reading
In the current Reservocation Magazine three products are featured under “New Releases.” One of them is Jewelboxing. We appreciate that.
The other two are Swigg Products, an amazing catalouge “tactile goods for human enjoyment.” (I’ll say) and the unstoppable Kid Robot. Check out the new Dunny Series.
Robots are evereywhere. In Brighton, Littleton, NYC, Garfield, Jackson and even El Segundo.