Designer: Shaked Ginott
Project Type: Student Project
School: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Course: Package Design
Tutor: Adlai Stock
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Packaging Contents: Tools for prickly pear picking
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Wood, paper
Printing Process: Digital printing
The Hunter/Gatherer is the perfect kit for picking prickly pears. The kit contains all of the essential tools for the Israeli traditional harvest ritual:
– metal can
– compact screw wood-stick
– protecting gloves
For the modern picker, a pair of tweezers and a thermal bag are added, all of the above promise a joyful experience of picking, with minimum harm caused by thorns. Though the ritual is well known among the elder locals, and stories about it pass through generations, the kit contains a guide, explaining how to pick the fruit.
The design of the packages is based on 6 different patterns, each illustrating a tangle of sabra, featuring unique elements that represent each specific tool. The saturated pattern is balanced by clean white straps and poplar wood surfaces.
Although stories about the ritual of prickly pear picking stretch through Israeli history and pass through generations, there is not a single kit that bundles all of the essential tools to pick the fruit; The kit is local in its contents, yet global in design, which makes it perfect as a souvenir from the land of sabra.