TOYS & GAMES

TOYS & GAMES

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TOYS & GAMES

TOYS & GAMES

As Blue Spice is a co-design and visual communication agency, specialized in the toy industry, we can help you conceptualizing and design new objects and toys for children. Helping you in each step from the development of the product and the packaging, to the visuals and production files for the licenser and the factories and finally the photo shooting and touching of your products and the creation of a marketing campaign.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

The first and main function of Toys is to Play. Therefore the biggest challenge for a designer is to create a toy that will stimulate the children. Either by the concept of the game and its function, either by the image it self. While developing the products, the designers should be aware as much as possible of the final player (the age at first, and then, the gender, the price, the material…). Designers must be aware of the specifications of children and of the difference in the education according to the age and respect three main criteria’s :

  1. the safety and durability of the toy
  2. the Versatility of the toy
  3. the pleasure of the child while playing with the toy
Blue Spice – portfolio - Toys & Games
Blue Spice – portfolio - Toys & Games

PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT

The development of packaging for toys is crucial while launching a new product. First of all, the packaging will enable the correct presentation of the toy (inside the box), as well as the artwork outside. The packaging is an essential part in the buying decision process. This is what will push the children to what the toy and will reassure the parents that this toy is secure enough and adapted to their children.

TOY VISUALS FOR PRESENTATIONS

The creation of the product visuals (product it self and the packaging) have to be as precise as possible, as these files are essential in order to obtain a license to commercialize the toys. In the toy industry licenses are mandatory, and always need to be approved, in order for the client to be able to produce and sell the toys. As an example if you would like to produce “Fisher Price” toys, the clients will need to buy the license, develop the toys and send them to “Fisher Price” for an approval. After that, the toys can finally be on the market.

Blue Spice – portfolio - Toys & Games
Blue Spice – portfolio - Toys & Games

PRODUCTION FILES FOR FACTORIES

The production files of the toys is a real challenge. These files have to represent exactly the designed toy. No mistake is allowed, as we know that the toy industry is very strict. A perfect production file will enable a perfect production of the toys as well as a complete security for the children when they will want to play with the toys. Especially for small children/babies that will be attracted by small pieces, during the – put every thing in your mouth – phase.

PHOTO-SHOOTING

The photo shooting of the toys and the scenario of children playing with them are essential in the decisional process of buying them. Children and parents need to picture themselves with the toy in order to anticipate if it is appropriate or not. In one picture, you should understand, the function of the toy, how to use it, what age, the material, how does it contribute to the stimulation of the children…

Blue Spice – portfolio - Toys & Games

MARKETING CAMPAIGN

The Marketing Campaign is the final step in the success process of your toys. Advertising around the new toy is essential in order for the final clients (children and parents) to be aware about how great and safe is your product. There are different kind of marketing strategies according to the country. The most powerful campaigns would be the newsletters (directly targeting your clients), the catalogues (in order to show all the items and capabilities), as well as a beautiful booth in order to stand out during trade shows, as the toy industry is so secretive and competitive.

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Nest Inspirations

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Nest Inspirations

Nest Inspirations, the success’ fragrances

Nest Inspirations (Pty Ltd) is a family owned and run Australian company, operating in the southern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

Andrew Curnow and his amazing team create fantastic ranges of aromas, oil diffusers and fragrances that are distributed in department stores.

Nest Inspirations’ strategy is to combine the quality and originality of a fragrance with the opportunity of having a beautiful design to enhance the product. Creation is their motor, creating a correlated image through each brand, through each range, through each product.

The Design, the atmosphere and the product are the elements that attract the clients and that have enabled Nest Inspirations to stand out and work for incredible companies by creating best selling products, respecting the brand image and totally adapting the fragrance, the product it self, the packaging, and all the visual communication around it.

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Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton was originally specialized in pottery. Producing tableware and collectables since the early 19th century. Today Royal Doulton owns many different brands reflecting different universes. Mostly selling porcelain and glass sets, the company has opened their horizons and is now offering home decoration.
Nestinspirations invested in research and launched a new range of Royal Doulton’s candles and interior diffusers sold around the world.

Lilly’s Wish

Lilly’s Wish is a wonderful collection of Must have home fragrance ! From scented candle through perfume diffuser these products will unable you to create a real atmosphere in your Home, as well as a personal identification. These balanced and structured smells will make you feel delighted. Lilly’s wish, created a real identification and recognition through the design of the products them selves. By being simple, natural and fresh ; all of which you retrieve in your new home atmosphere.
Lilly’s which is the own brand of Nest Inspirations, a very good seller for years!

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Royal Albert

Royal Albert creates the most Romantic, Exuberant and Feminine Tea Sets creations. The inspiration comes from the English country garden and the national flowers that enhance the grace and elegance. To complete their feminine tableware collection Royal Albert wished to create a gift section of interior fragrances that you could offer to the Tea Party Host. The smells are floral and make you feel happy. The design of the product and the packaging totally represent the important traits of the brand. The coherence is very successful !

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Bunnykins

Bunnykins is a tableware and figurine collection dedicated to children and parents. The Bunnykins characters were created and designed in the early twentieth century. As soon as they were available on the market, Bunnykins became popular ceramic designs. They are manufactured as nursery dishes and collectible figurines.
Nest Inspirations created delicious baby products and rejuvenated the brand.

Wikeeps Europe SAS, Paris

Brand refresh for Wine preservation and dispensing system brand from France

TESTIMONIAL

“Working with the Magicians of Blue Spice for all our rebranding, new packagings, new website and new overall communications has been great.

We reached our high expectations and achieved our goal, going through a total revamp of our image and communication.

Blue Spice took us by the hand, made every step effortless and created their magic.”

Wikeeps Europe SAS, Paris

What we did

Wikeeps® is a wine preservation and dispensing system brand which positions itself as a clean, modern and upmarket brand.

We have modernized and refined the Wikeeps brand identity, to better reflect Wikeeps’ vision and ambition. A new colour scheme for the brand has been developed with the consideration of the related elements’ colours from , such as the wine and the product itself.

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Marketing materials

Business cards, presentation templates, price lists, etc. are also a part of Wikeeps’ brand refresh process.

 

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Packaging & repositioning

Repositioning the brand was a strategic decision made. We decided to separate the product range in 2 with one product line dedicated to the retail market and one line for professionals. All packagings have been redesigned according to the graphic chart: white for the retail line and black for professionals. New features have been added on the packaging, such as transparent windows, allowing the customer to see clearly the product inside.

Website

Wikeeps’ website is now a powerful selling tool, fully responsive to maximize users’ experience, and SE optimized. Have a look here.

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Catalogues

Wikeeps’ catalogues were updated with colour scheme, font and style to match the new corporate identity. We used our 3D technology to generate hyper-realistic images of packagings and new products before their production.

Booth design

Recently Wikeeps exhibited at Sirha 2015, the World Hospitality & Food Service Event. Artwork that was used to decorate their booth was created by Blue Spice.

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ConXion

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ConXion

Product development & visuals for ConXion, a promotional company specialized in custom-made products based in Denmark.

 

Companies are like human beings – they are all different.

CONXION A/S is specialized in the production of custom-made promotional merchandise and profile clothing. ConXion believes that companies are like people – no two are alike! This is why all their solutions are custom-made.

What we did

A USB drive can be a very powerful communication & promotional tool, when it is customized.

This USB drive has been developed from scratch using the graphic identity of the client.

3D technology was used throughout the process:

  • creating hyper realistic images in order to convince the customer,
  • producing a 3D print mock-up to confirm the order,
  • allowing the factory to quote quickly and efficiently,
  • providing the factory with technical drawings and accurate specs to produce this USB drive in a 5.000 pieces volume.
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What we did

All products can be personalized and improved with appealing artworks.

Our drawings are made by hand, using graphic tablets.

Long hours are spent to decorate, imagine characters & environments and design delicate patterns.

What we did

Impress your clients with hyper realistic and high-end images.

3D rendering has very good results on materials such as metal, plastic, leather, stone or wood.

With only one image, you can explain, show, convince and make an impression.

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What we did

A very simple box which was complex to produce.

This box looks simple but it is not. The medical products inside needed to be perfectly maintained and the opening system had to be adapted to older people’s physical abilities..

We simulated this box in 3D, using the product samples received in order to produce the first prototype which was very successful!

To make something beautiful, you need passion.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Creating objects which reflect the company’s image.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is one of the world’s greatest opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence.
Developed exclusively by LR Paris, for the Lyric Opera souvenir shop in Chicago.

What we did

Custom-made mug in finest porcelain,

Decorated with finesse by our designers, using distinctive elements from the Opera.

Personalized earphone holder & earphone for event souvenir.

Beautiful and high quality umbrella. The top was inspired by the Lyric Opera’s grand drape.

Simple & elegant tote bag in canvas.

 

What we did

A set of 2 playing cards, customized in front and back customized and presented in a refined box.

PRODUCTS IN STORES

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing our products on display in stores or in catalogues.