I am continually amazed (and admittedly jealous) of the work I see posted on The DieLine. The latest packaging that has caught my eye is Sivaris, a brand of rice from Spain and designed by Pepe Gimeno.
In their words, here is a description of the design objective:
"The brief for the packaging for SIVARIS was twofold: to raise products awareness and profile, and to do so with a considerable economy of means. To achieve these goals, we based the graphic design exclusively on typography and color to distinguish the different varieties of rice. The packs are made with tubes and lids already existing in the marketplace, while the graphics are laser printed on kraft paper labels which are then adhered to the tube."
The point is that beautiful design can be achieved on a budget. This is a great design because the tube, color and typography alone say natural, simple....and wow.