Gin packaging that lights up in your hand

Webb deVlam has created packaging for gin brand Bombay Sapphire that illuminates when it is picked up.

Bombay Sapphire

The packaging features an illustration by Yehrin Tong that has been produced in electroluminescent ink.

The electric current is conducted from a battery at the bottom of the pack and a hidden mechanical switch is triggered when the packaging is picked up from the shelf, causing it to light up.

Bombay Sapphire

The electric current runs through different pathways of the illustration at different times, causing a ‘cascade’ effect. The animation lasts for 18 seconds at which point it stops, until activated again.

The Global Travel Retail pack, which was developed by Webb deVlam with German packaging manufacturer Karl Knauer, is aimed at the travel and duty-free market.

Bombay Sapphire

Webb deVlam has worked on a series of limited-edition gift packs for Bombay Sapphire, with previous projects using optical illusion and surface effects.

Dominic Burke, creative director at Webb deVlam, says, ‘This is a first in the packaging market… We aim to keep raising the bar with each design in this range.’

Bombay Sapphire
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  • Suzan Holmes November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Sooo COOL!!!

  • German Packaging Institute November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    It was just awarded as “Best Packaging 2012” with a German Packaging Award.

  • karen morton November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    That is fab! What a great gift idea for the festive season on its way……

  • Jacky Lau November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Very clever, eye catching the customers while picking up from the shelf in the store.

  • morris November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I’m in need of branding my own boxes and empty 50ml and 25ml spray bottles,please help my number : 0743466061/0847475747

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