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Packaging Design

Top 5 Beverage Packaging All-Stars of 2021

A warning label, Corona beer, paper bottles, and a Super Bowl ad all proved a hit with packaging professionals through the first six months of 2021. 

At long last, we’re seeing encouraging steps back toward normalcy. Among other positive signs stateside, we’re in the middle of a full season of Major League Baseball including the return of the All-Star Game on July 13 that signals the end of the the first half of the season.

It’s with a tip of the cap — not a bottle cap, but a baseball cap, specifically Chicago Cubs here — to that annual hallmark of Americana that led to this slideshow gallery of beverage packaging all-stars.

Readers chose the lineup by essentially casting a vote when they clicked on an article since January 1. The top vote-getters were determined via website metrics to identify the fan-favorite five that have hit it out of the packaging park. It’s a diverse list with the exception of paper bottle features, which appear twice.

The all-star lineup is presented in reverse order, with the MVP, Most Valuable Post in beverage packaging, announced at the end. Our leadoff hitter tells the unique story of a major brand closely associated with the coronavirus and how that played out on social media.

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