Live or die packaging

Look at the history of packaging and you'll be there all day, and then... well, we'll come back and see you in a week. It's a huge sector that provides some of the most attractive, pure forms of design. Much of the success of good packaging lies in the simple shapes and folds that can be created. Using die-cuts is an effective way of revealing the product and 'adding aesthetic value' to a brand.

This tutorial shows how to create a 'double wall' cardboard box to hold a limited edition T-shirt and 32 plastic army figures for those destructive nights in. From template construction to screen printing to special die-cuts, the idea is to give you as many techniques as possible so you can gauge the types of finishes available to you.

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