kiyutaro weather station
Victor Branding Design Corp., Taichung
head of marketing
B. B. Shee
Chung Yuan Kuo
Different kinds of weather can cause different taste sensations; this assumption provides the backdrop against which the packaging design of the food label kiyutaro was designed. The way the spicy taste of wasabi brings tears to the eyes is similar to rain falling on people’s faces on a rainy day; the aroma of curry is associated with the wind on a beautiful moonlit night; and the sweet taste of caramel is connected with sunshine. Accordingly, the white cardboard packaging features distinctive typographical labels that identify the different meteorologically inspired product names such as “Thunder storm” or “Sunny day”, complemented by drawn illustrations showing reduced and charming motifs. The idea here is that these illustrations integrate the product itself, a popular Taiwanese root snack, in its actual shape as sunbeams, raindrops or thunder, by presenting it visually on the packaging. Thus, in an original way, consumers are offered new experiences of taste that congenially correspond to different weather conditions.
Statement by the jury
»This packaging design surprises with a sophisticated concept for a common Taiwanese product. The idea of having different motifs reflect the moods evoked by different types of weather and thus to identify the different flavours of the snacks is highly humorous and has been realised in a convincingly simple and cheerful manner.«