I was cruising The Dieline and came across this beautiful student package design for Ilford 120 film. Ilford is one of the only film companies today that still manufactures 120 film but the rise of the consumer 135mm film and more recently and powerfully, digital photography, has diminished the popularity of 120 film. Student designer Linna Xu says "the design of this package reintroduces and encourages the use of analog film technologies. The reusable packaging of the film functions as a pinhole camera, which provides individuals with a way of exploring analog photography without the cost of having to buy an old medium format camera. It also re-introduces a mindset and manner of working that is completely different from that which comes with fast-paced digital imaging technologies." Not only is this piece innovative and fun, but it's very well thought out. This is a package I wouldn't want to throw away. Good job Linna!
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