Where would we be without packaging? Even back in the days before advertising, packaging was used for the practical use of carrying groceries home from the market, using woven baskets, pottery, wooden boxes, etc. I’m sure you get the picture. That was circa 1035 in Cairo, although I imagine most of these items were around long before then. None the less packaging is a part of our everyday lives and designed to catch our eye and virtually make us pick up, observe & buy the product. If you want a more in-depth read about packaging, Wikipedia has a very good look through history and the different types a packaging and how they’ve developed over time.
Here are just a few package designs I found that I quite like for a number of reasons, ranging from just plain pretty to eye-catching grab-me graphics. Take a look.