Some afterthoughts on yesterday’s helical labels post. I keep thinking of additional helix-shaped associations… distillers coils, caduceus, coil pots, candy canes, etc. (The Pepsi “swirl” bottle, that we touched on briefly in May, is another helical example.)
The coil pots are interesting and—when the pot is made from one continuous coil of clay—helical. Traditionally the clay is scraped and smoothed out so the underlying helical structure is invisible. (inset photo with hands from Laguna Clay)
And while a helical structure may serve as a guide for building a container, it can also serve as the underlying structure for destroying a container, as in Jiwoon Park and Kwenyoung Choi’s twistable “Nnew Can” concept giving aluminum cans a sort of latent predisposition to be crushed by twisting. (Something that some consumers already do.)
(Some Solomonic-column sports-bottles, after the fold…)
But don’t these bottles look kind of like Solomonic columns?
Beach Packaging Design