Among the most useful products in the world, tissues, of textile or paper, deserve a special place. It’s winter and you have a cold? You will need surely a nice Kleenex packaging. Your love story is still not working? A pretty facial tissue will get ready to dry your tear giving you comfort and, in this case, the tissue packaging will help you smiling. Dirty hands? Milk poured? In any occasion you may need it!
Origin and use
The paper tissue has ancient and noble origins: the first ones were used by Egyptians, then they caught on as a decorative accessory in Middle Ages, until they turned into true seduction tools for aristocrats in the 19th century. In this last period, it seems that appeared also the cheaper and more democratic “brother”: the paper tissue, which suddenly started to deeply change customs and traditions. Useful, practical, cheap, disposable: if you have it, you won’t notice it, but if you don’t have it you will surely need it!
Usually collected in multiple tissue boxs, it will often need little, but essential, packaging design tricks. Tissue packaging must be: as handy and comfortable as the product; resealable, to keep it safe and clean; space-saving, to easily bring them with you.
The most popular tissues are those one made of plastic, but you can also find on the market many tissue boxes realised with paperboard and characterised by really funny shapes and graphic design! Among the best packaging we found on the web, a lot of them are that one designed for the well-known Kleenex brand: some set are even collectable!
Shapes, colours and graphic elements used for each product change from time to time and they cannot be standardised. The fantasy rules! Cuts as well, both the tear-off and the releasable ones, don’t follow any logic: from simple holes to more complex cuts and nose-shaped holders the product will come out of.
Typewriters you can pull out the sheets from, small smoking fireplaces or dazzling smiles. Look at these tissue boxes with your own eyes: it’s better than describing them 🙂