An outdated graphic storyline dominates the baby products aisle: flawless photograph of happy babies and along with clinical imagery of safety and security. New packaging by CBX for The First Years brand seeks a change. “Gone is the baby boomer fantasy of angelic babies and perfect parents blissing out in la la land,” says Rick Barrack, Chief Creative Officer. “Instead, we worked with The First Years to do something refreshing for this category. We actually embraced the awesome — but at times messy and gritty — reality of the parenting journey.” The project, aimed at millennial parents, includes logos, fonts, selfie-style imagery that would seem at home on Facebook or Instagram, warm colors, as well as straight talk and irreverent copy. “Our goal was to bring some freshness and reality to a tired category,” says Willie Wilkov, CMO of TOMY International. “The result is a visually relatable brand that speaks directly to the next generation of parents using honest, real language.”
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