I want a box designed, that will hold a front and rear LED light. I'm using Packlane for packaging, as noted below, so vector/cartoony designs are better than highly detailed/raster/photographic designs.
I'm be selling exclusively online. The box will be featured in the online photos, but it doesn't necessarily need everything on it that a retail on-the-shelf box would need, since the user has already purchased it, so it is part mailer and part retail box. The goal is for the purchaser to feel like the lights are fun, functional, and high quality.
I've attached some packaging for another bike product of ours, a CO2 inflator. It has a zombie theme, which I don't want to re-do, but I generally like that semi-playful vibe. I like a little more street-art style and a little less formal perfection. For example, I was thinking of monsters that were somehow running away from the light.
I'll want some text, but it doesn't have to be the main feature, possibly we put all the text on one side. Text could include:
* Possibly the working name "Phospor"
* Possibly the brand name "Feckless". I've attached a logo, but don't love that logo, so any other text treatment is fine.
* "Front and Rear LED lights"
* Barcode (bonus if the barcode is integrated into the design, like the Tecate barcode)
* "100% Satisfaction or 100% Refund"
* "Contact email@example.com"
* "USB Rechargeable"
* "Front XX Lumens" & "Rear YY Lumens"
I will be printing via Packlane, and have attached the .ai die line. I like the idea of using kraft brown color, but could do white or dreamcoat if there was a compelling design. Tips from Packlane at bottom:
One idea I had was playing with the putting a representation of the lights on the top, "shining" out across the box, see attached rough sketch. As if the box was naturally black, and the lights were shining white across various areas. In general, I like the idea of blending the design across the sides of the box, rather than treating them as six isolated panels.
I will also need a sticker, from StickerMule, to seal the flap. It could be basic or could be a design element.
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