Skittles made headlines just a few years in the past when it started marking Satisfaction month by draining the rainbow from its famously vibrant sweets, and going monochrome, with black and white packaging. The concept was that with the color gone from its packs, Satisfaction may have the rainbow to itself.
Final yr, Skittles deviated from this barely with monochrome packs that featured vibrant artwork by queer artists, and this yr it is gone for the same vibe, with packaging artwork by 5 LGBTQ+ artists.
For each pack offered, Skittles donates $1 to GLAAD, a charity that’s working to fight anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. Up to now, so good. The issue is that the combination of the colorful art work and the greyscale Skittles with a white brand seems to be a little bit of a large number. We do not assume it is up there with the most effective packaging design ever created.
The artists are Biance Xunise, Mady G, Shanée Benjamin, Symone Salib and Zipeng Zhu, and the mish-mash on the packaging is not the fault of the artists themselves, however appears to be extra of a design downside. By making an attempt to remove the rainbow and add it again, all inside one small area on the packaging, the packs really feel overwhelmed and busy.
This simply goes to indicate that nonetheless worthy the trigger is, execution is the whole lot.
Skittles states that that is only a preview of issues to come back and that we should always examine again Could 31 (opens in new tab) to “see how we’ll rejoice Satisfaction this summer time”. So watch this area to seek out out what else Skittles has up its sleeve.