Percept crafted some playful concepts in this FMCG packaging design project for Sellotape's adhesive products.

Case Study

The Challenge

Pilot Pen Australia are suppliers of quality stationery products, with brands Pilot Pen, Sellotape and Westcott.

The Sellotape range comprises of adhesive products and is the market leader for tapes in FMCG. Their existing packaging had not been updated in some time, so, Pilot Pen Australia approached Percept to create new packaging design for their FMCG products that would bring a fresh and playful feel to the range.

It was also important that the new FMCG packaging design would be reputable and appeal to both prospective and existing customers alike in busy retail situations.

The Solution

Percept came up with a quirky solution that elevated the current packaging whilst considering brand equity of visual cues that were recognised in the old design such as logo placement and the colour schemes of product SKUs.

Inspired by tape on paper, a thoughtful concentric pattern was created around structured lines for the double sided tape. Utilising tone on tone, the fun pattern generates visual interest for strong shelf shout, allowing the Sellotape brand to be easily differentiated from competitors. Likewise, the subtle geometric pattern created for the invisible tape creates a texture that breaks up a plain background without overtaking the packaging or overshadowing the content.

The new packaging design for these two FMCG SKUs work well together, creating the start of a family with a unique and recognisable look that can be added to and pushed further if desired as more products are released (additional concepts shown), giving a feeling of fun times while being creative with your craft.