il gelato’s Indulgent Range


Design Agency: Dessein
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: il gelato
Location: Australia
Packaging Contents: Gelato
Packaging Materials: Cardboard

il gelato expanded their existing range of authentic Italian gelati with the ‘indulgent range’. Five contemporary gelati and one frozen yoghurt required a boutique design that embraced their commitment to producing extraordinary quality gelato to authentic Italian recipes. The range required a boutique look that retells the story of this family-owned business, their Italian heritage and their passion for creative indulgence.

Production costs associated with printing directly onto the tubs influenced the design direction and resulted in the creation of a cost effective solution – individual sleeves which simply wrap from the top and interlock at the base, allowing minimum reprint orders based on individual sales performance. This solution also offered additional advantages. Packed into semi-transparent tubs, the intensity of each flavour is visible and reiterates the gelato as presented on the front sleeve. The simple single scoop of gelato with various toppings spilling onto an icy pastel-blue striped background evoke memories of the canopies atop of the old-fashioned ice cream carts of the 50’s. Tempting and promising sweet indulgences often associated with early childhood memories are ideas revealed on the reverse of the wrap through retro-styled snapshots of the il gelato family, their values and commitment to authenticity.

The shape of the wrap echoes that of a cone and is completed with simple typography and spot gloss UV finishes across the stripes further amplifying the enjoyment an icy gelato delivers on a hot summers day.