Twitter is a fantastic tool for keeping up with the latest news and trends in your field. In the realms of packaging design there is a plethora of enthusiasts and experts to follow and interact with, all of which have a different view and send out different content for you to enjoy. In no particular order here are our top 5 and why you should follow them.
A packaging celebrity, it doesn’t get more glamorous than this. Having spoken about packaging issues on NBC and at the White House (twice) packaging Diva has a fantastic insight into current issues and trends. Packaging Diva has created a real sense of community around her twitter, keeping up with the latest conversations about design and interacting with businesses and individuals alike. Outside of twitter the Diva has also created several shared pinterest boards for packaging enthusiasts around the world to add their favourites. This is a great account to follow to get into the packaging community, interact and expand your network. If you love packaging design then Packaging Diva is a definite must follow – we love her!
Packaging design can come in many forms and their are multiple categories to explore when looking across the web. Packaging World looks at the more industrial side including new packaging style developments, medical packaging and new packaging mass production methods. You won’t be without your dose of sparkle every once in a while however Packaging World takes a more serious approach to the scene. They have their fingers on the manufacturing pulse of the industry but don’t worry, you won’t get lost in a wave of boring information – far from it.
The twitter outlet for the top rate site Packaging of the World. They really do take packaging design from around the world, whether it is major brands or student work they showcase it with equal vigor. This is a great place to find great content and keep your eye on what is going up on the site. They really support designs which wouldn’t normally get as much publication and can introduce you to some great packaging design creators. You will be spoilt for choice and they will never let you down when you are hankering for something exciting. If it’s a daily dose of eye candy and inspiration you’re after, this is the place to be.
A relatively up and coming packaging enthusiast, the business itself sells packaging supplies (cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, etc…) but has an eye on the whole of the packaging scene. From the most interesting news articles, to a piece of design that has caught their eye Empire send out interesting tit bits everyday. They aren’t afraid of interaction either and have been seen conversing with designers, other enthusiast and even Packaging Diva herself. If it’s a connection you want to make in the packaging community then this could be the perfect place to find one.
A twitter account which does exactly what it says on the tin. You can find lovely packaging design from various sources, individual designers and unheard of brands which have taken a completely different spin on things. If it’s pretty and well designed then you’ll find it here and they have no shortage of content to share with you. If you want to be kept abreast of the latest little known designs as well as new blossoming designers then take note of this handle, it could be a perfect follow for you.