Another seamless pattern for Tealet's packaging, illustrated in the same roughened, hand-drawn style as the logo.
Through Tealet's 3-tier subscription-based tea service, subscribers will receive a box of selected teas, either once, three times, or six times per year.
These teas are sourced from artisan tea farms around the world that Tealet works directly with, and with whom they have close personal relationships. One of Tealet's main goals is to champion the hard work, dedication, and artisan craft of these tea farmers.
The teas will come packaged in four cylindrical tins, and there will be four different teas from various farms per box.
Each tin will feature a label that wraps around the circumference, as well as a circular label affixed to the bottom. These labels will feature Tealet branding, and will give pertinent info about the specific tea contained inside, e.g., tea type, tea name, caffeine level, farm name, farmer name, farm region, tasting notes, tea & farming background information, and steeping instructions.
While the labels will be Tealet-branded, and will feature a system of hierarchy and categorization based on color and type, each label will also be personalized a bit to each tea farm, mostly through the use of custom-designed seamless patterns that are unique to each farm. For tea farms with more than one tea offering, the pattern will change colors.
Tealet's first shipment includes four different teas from three tea farms, all based in China.
Thus, I wanted these patterns to be culturally significant to the regions from which the teas are sourced. My inspiration for this particular pattern came from classic Chinese wallpaper, textiles, and flowers. The Chinese character used here means "Longevity."
Check the 2x size for more detail, as well as the attachment for inspiration, concept sketches, process, and other views.
10 months ago
Very nice pattern Jon. I really like the muted coloring - it helps the elements come in as a whole and it looks relaxing (tea is also).
Keep up the nice work.
@Dalius Stuoka Thanks for the encouraging words, Dalius! Yeah, color throughout this packaging is centered around earthy, muted tones — which I love working with, anyway. Glad you like!
@Josh Hayes Thanks for the feedback, Josh! Always nice to hear from you. I agree, this would look good on rice paper, or really any handmade art paper. Thanks for looking, brutha!
by Jon Stapp | atomicvibe
For a full explanation of how this pattern will be used on the packaging, read this.
This pattern will be associated with Chinese tea, so I wanted it to be culturally significant. My inspiration for this particular pattern came from historical Chinese decorative border design specimens, as well as the Chinese lucky symbols, Fu, Lu, Shou, and Xi.
The symbols used here are Shou (Longevity) and Xi (Double Happiness).
10 months ago
Luvit luvit luvit!
@Norman Chan Glad you do, Norm! Thanks for checking this out. I really appreciate your enthusiasm.
You been busy posting brother and I've missed all of them. This is a killer pattern, Jon. It's so hard to tell where the tiling is. You have become a master of these - well done! Great colours too.
@Matt Vergotis No worries, bud. It happens; we're all busy. I really appreciate you stopping by, and for all your positive vibes. I'm really liking this pattern making process, and I'm glad that (for the foreseeable future) Tealet will keep me occupied in that department. :)
Oh, and the attachments on these shots all show the individual tiles.
Looking at this shot, the tile's NW corner is (roughly) the center of the dark green flower that's 2 from the left and 2 from the top. The NE corner is the same flower a few clicks to the right.
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