It was 1035 when a Persian traveler walked into a market in Cairo and noted that vegetables, spices and hardware were wrapped inpaper for the customers. This is the earliest record of packaging. Since then, packaging has evolved into a great industry that serves so many purposes for modern society, making package design one of the most essential elements to sell products.
First impressions make all the difference, especially in a fast-paced age when everyone is just too busy to take a step back to wait and see. But what kind of design will impress the consumers?
One of the things that identifies a product is its packaging. Qualified and differentiated packaging design is a must for a product in today’s highly competitive world. There are hundreds of companies manufacturing the same kind of products, what distinguishes one product from another is its packing design. A packing design can be bizarre, cool, creative, weird or unusual, but it just should be different. Even a product is not better than its competitors, it can still sell itself with a creative design. Check out these 20 Most Creative Packaging Design.
With that said, you might be able to pick up a lot of interesting visual elements to use in your designs as well.