Before you rip open the packaging in your haste for a chocolate hit, take another look at the Cadbury Dairy Milk bar in your hand. It’s subtlety changed.
How do you take an iconic brand and create a design for the future? That was the dilemma faced by London design agency Pearlfisher when chocolate giants Cadbury wanted a redesign for their iconic Dairy Milk brand.
The creative minds at Pearlfisher were inspired by the idea of ‘say what you see’, replacing the original product shots on the packaging with “playful, imaginative and joyful expressions” of each unique flavour and character in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk range.
Like McDonald’s recent global rebranding, the packaging for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk will also feature QR codes. If people scan them with their smartphones, they will be able to download surprise “joyful content” that’s been designed by the Cadbury team to help make them smile.
How They Compare
Here’s the latest packaging redesign for Cadbury Dairy Milk:
And this is the previous Cadbury Dairy Milk packaging design, also created by Pearlfisher back in 2009 (the image credit for the older version goes to Design Week):
After the design debacle of Yahoo!’s new logo earlier this autumn, Pearlfisher’s latest work is a pitch perfect lesson in redesigning a well-known brand’s identity the right way. Just as long as Cadbury didn’t mess with the flavour – or size – of the chocolate bar itself!
Pearlfisher have uploaded this 2-minute promo video onto YouTube, showcasing their new Cadbury packaging collaboration: