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The 3M Earplugs ‘Volume-Down’

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Packaging Design / Packaging Design / 2012

The task was to develop an original promotional packaging solution that immediately conveyed the product value of 3M’s SolarTM Earplugs – a product targeted at end users frequently requiring effective noise protection (such as musicians and festival-goers). 3M turned the purpose of the earplugs – to reduce noise – into an original package design. The container's cap looks like the volume knob of a hi-fi system; when opening it to reach the earplugs, one seems to be turning down the volume. Overall, 5,000 units were produced.

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