Ivan Aguiar

Taco Avocat

This is a packaging project for the Kickstarter based company Candy Lab Toys. Their toys combine modern design with glamorous mid-century muscle car aesthetics. Also, as wooden toys, these cars recall a simpler time before plastic toys came into the scene. I felt like these were all noble reasons, so I wanted the packaging to evoke all of this from the get go. The diagonal lines that run all over the package are meant to evoke speed and motion. The use of illustration instead of showing the actual car through clear plastic is a play on how toys were made to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children instead of zoning them out as many do today. The kraft backdrop highlights the accent color to create an elegant contrast. Finally, the design of the cardboard box makes an emphasis on the ideal of children using their imagination to create their own stories.


taco avocat

Identity   //   Brand Guidelines


The concept

New to the industry, Taco Avocat is setting themselves apart by developing good-for-you fast foods. At the brand's core lies the following premise: that healthy fats are necessary and can be consumed with avocado oil. For this reason, all items served will be fried in avocado oil. Taco Avocat needed a mark that would tell customers what the core idea behind the business was even before they entered the restaurant. A large avocado communicates that everything on the menu is centered around the fruit. It also serves as a recognizable sign versus other fast-food signs as the shape and colors would be visible from afar.