Young Package 2012 – complete list of winners
Topic for 2012: Tea Package
University Students and Designers of up to 30 Years of Age
1. Katarina Matković, Tihana Pecirko, Just My Cup of Tea, Croatia
Jury statement: Accelerated time needs quick solutions. For those in a rush, the winners offer an easy manner how to save three minutes each day to drink one’s own favourite tea. Thanks to the intelligent, constructional solution you do not have to carry tea bags or cups with you. All that is needed is concealed in a pocket-sized container that can be easily placed in all handbags. The first place was conquered by a design that managed to connect three important aspects: well thought constructional solution, original graphics and also innovative attitude to a traditional drink.
2. Martin Štěpánek, Yunnan, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Jury statement: If a taste of high quality tea connects with perfect package processing, every drinking becomes a small celebration. The author of a series for Yunnan Green packages introduced one of the most successful tea graphics that, in connection with soft deformation and pergamen substitution, fully characterizes material suitable for aromatic tea packaging.
3. Veronika Pethö, Rip & Tea, University of West Hungary, Hungary
Jury statement: In the author´s presentation of the pack Rip & Tea, every tea preparation turns into a short game with a tea bag ripping. A poetic message hidden in each bag matches the atmosphere of tea drinking and complements the successful idea well.
Slovak Design Centre Prize, Martina Ľuptáková, Green Tea, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Jury statement: This year Slovak Design Centre has decided to appreciate the competitor who solved the principle of hanging tea bags most originally. The shape, easily usable for further graphic work, reminds of a tea leaf and creates from this package a distinct and easily remembered object.
High School Students
1. Matěj Picek, FruiTea, Secondary School of Applied Art, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic
Jury statement: Tea bags do not have to be placed neatly in a box. If you like to have your favourite tea always at hand, most likely you would appreciate the practicality of this easy, well done, user-friendly and entertaining package. This package managed to use, in a creative way, an old principle for a totally new purpose.
2. Matyáš Kočnar, I am a tea package and I insist on it, Art Secondary School Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jury statement: By opening this tea box you will find yourself, for a while, as if you examine your grandmother´s blanket chest curiously in secrecy. Purity and precision of constructional solution, emphasized by colourful contrast of black and white and also by a minimalist graphic concept, will remind you of the smell of fluffy cushions and emphasize its exclusivity of this original strong taste and distinct packet.
3. Marie Vávrová, Zhong, Professional School of Graphic Design, Prague, Czech Republic
Jury statement: A tea box in the shape of a pentagon depicts Chinese teapot called zhong. On the shelf among other tea dishes, this tea box is not so easily missed. By its colour scheme, pure graphic accent it evokes Asia and characterizes almost an orthodox relation to traditional manner of tea drinking.