croatian creativity

12.13.2015

In September my mother, brother and I went to Croatia for a few days. We spent the majority of our time in Dubrovnik, soaking in its history, architecture, mediterranean coastlines and seafood.

The old town of Dubrovnik was rich in ornamental and architectural details:

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Not exactly architecture, but this old clock is beautiful too:

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I was particularly enamoured with this pharmacy, which had preserved its original tiles, interior design, furniture and shelves.

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Like most cities, there were spottings of great branding. I love this simple, illustrative brand and store-front design:

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Waves seemed to be a theme. This restaurant’s logo is by no means flawless (check out that type!), but the linear illustration is great!

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And this hip, modern-take-on-the-traditional, stamp-like logo:

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The packaging design also seemed to occasionally reference the city’s history. Okay, I’ll admit, these two bottles were in a touristy store, so they likely don’t represent authentic Croatia packaging in any way. But, how could I resist documenting these labels made not of traditional paper, but of molded metal and what I presume to be some type of stamped-on clay (?).

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And lastly, Coca Cola is, as you can guess, not a Croatian company. But how cool is it to see these labels in Croatian?

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