Hippo&Crate is a Subscription Service Made to Help You With Your Dental Needs
by Natalie Mouradian on 02/06/2018 | 4 Minute Read
UK-based agency Alphabet designed the elegant packaging for Hippo&Crate, a new subscription service that aims to bring consumers dental products that are tailored to their specific needs.
Branding a New Kind of Toothcare
We helped launch Hippo&Crate, the first subscription-based brand that is transforming the way we shop for toothcare with personalised crates, delivered straight to your door. In response to an industry that tends to overwhelm consumers with specs and jargon, we crafted a unique visual language to establish Hippo&Crate as a brand that stands for beautiful, honest and affordable toothcare.
A unique brand deserved a unique name and when it came to naming Hippo&Crate, we needed to think outside the box (or crate in this case). We used influence from Hippocrates, a Greek physician who was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of healthcare. We combined this with the concept of the subscription service and the ‘crate-like’ box that the packages are delivered to your door in to create a truly standout brand name.
To capture the health benefits of good tooth quality toothcare, we art directed a photoshoot with real people that featured the Hippo&Crate products in use. We captured the natural reactions of the models and kept editing to a minimum to ensure a bare, natural and pure feel.
Why shouldn’t a product you use everyday be beautiful? Collaborating with award-winning product designer Damjan Stankovic and the team behind H&C, we created a single manual toothbrush that has been beautifully built to achieve a blend of timeless simplicity and pure functionality. Unlike toothbrushes that are available on the supermarket shelves, our brush comes in just two colour options - black and white. It is a simple, minimal and timeless design accessory that would fit perfectly into any bathroom.
A Subscription Service
Most people have become accustomed to buying toothcare products from the supermarket shelves, but Hippo&Crate offers a totally new experience. To shift behaviour and make people more comfortable with making such a purchase online, we built a dynamic, beautifully crafted e-commerce experience, including clean product photography, which makes for superior shopping from start to finish.
All Round Good
Driven by a mission to find new ways to use the world’s best natural materials, Hippo&Crate is stepping in to fill a gap in the market. The Toothpaste and Mouthwash is vegan, gluten free, sustainably harvested, not tested on animals and 100% natural. Not only are the products sustainable, but our unique packaging is as well. The tube is made of 100% aluminium and 100% recyclable and even printed using environmentally friendly ink. If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, we don’t know what will.
From the packaging to the instruction booklets to gift cards - we designed every touchpoint to reflect Hippo&Crate's quirky and lovable personality.
Designed By: Alphabet
Location: Manchester, UK