Why is Heinz rolling out ketchup bottles with wonky labels?

Heinz bottle
(Image credit: Heinz)

We've all been there. You've cooked a delicious dinner and you can't wait to tuck in, but your ketchup supplies are running low and you can't seem to pour the last drops no matter how hard you try. To help tackle this common frustration, Heinz Canada ketchup bottles have started sporting a clever label which shows you the perfect pouring angle.

This brilliant but simple idea is up there with the best packaging designs we've come across. Created by independent creative agency Rethink Canada, the labels on the Pour-Perfect bottles (above) appear to have been rotated to a very unusual angle.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.