Creative Agency: Nowhere Studio
Creative Director: Marinos Kolokotsas
Illustrator: Danae Sargologou
Designer: Yiannis Meletios
Photographer: Giorgos Vitsaropoulos
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Melima Products
Location: Greece
Packaging Contents: Pasta, Sauce, Salt, Appetizers, Honey
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Glass

Melima is the new name of Milelia, a distinguished Greek brand of traditional, handmade delicacies. Following an ownership change in 2016, the new management decided to pursue a drastic shift: keep the same amazing recipes and production values that have defined the brand’s reputation, but change everything else.

We came up with the name “Melima” which, in Greek, stands for caring. The name and new packaging, was inspired by the love and care in which the products are being prepared. For each of us, caring comes from the people who love us and want the best for us. Different characters with different personalities: our mother, our brother, our godmother, our best friend, our boyfriend etc. These characters were illustrated in a series of figures that offer a heart shaped hug. With the smiling figures, we hope to create a sense of familiarity to the consumer, because it associates each product with a specific face figure. In this way, we achieve the intimacy and the idea of a small company and an affordable product. So far, we have designed 25 different figures that each one correspond to a special recipe and hope to make the family bigger. We chose a black and white packaging palette with a window in the heart of the hug of each figure. In this way, the graphics act as a back structure that reveals the unique colours of the products.

For now, there are 25 packages: 8 pasta boxes in small, medium, large boxes and 17 jars with various recipes of sauces, salt, sweets and other delicacies.