North Rice Farm Creates A Watercolor Story For Each Package

by Casha Doemland on 01/16/2019 | 3 Minute Read



North Rice Farm is rich in design as Meng Zhang strategically designed and constructed two different packages that each tell their own story. The watercolor designs featured on the box are works of art between the intricate details and vivid color.

If that's not enough reason to fawn over the packaging, the sleek white containers with gold accents are the finishing touch to get you there. 




Every chapter starts with a new page, and each grain of rice has its own story to tell. ‘Wuchang’ Rice is harvested from the fertile soils of China’s Heilongjiang Province - its firm, bright granules are complemented by a rich flavour and high nutrient content. 


In the package design for North Farm, this uniqueness and individuality is encapsulated in a crisp white box that showcases the notion of emptiness and the purity of rice. ‘Zen’ and the expression of love are depicted in a detailed outer layer with delicate illustrations of North-East China’s native fauna, embossed rice grain and a gold/silver laser foiling that changes colour as it is moved around, reflecting the sky and drawing attention to the user as a unique individual. The design may appear simple but is layered with many complexities that embody the natural, healthy and premium qualities of the rice.


Product Features on The Side Panel (Translation)

1. Direct Exposure of Sunlight - over 2,600 hours of sunlight and up to 10 hours of daylight
2. Premium Water Source - one of the world's three high-quality water sources; it's the same as the Swiss Evian water source
3. Dark Soil - one of the three largest black soil plains in the world; the organic contents is up to 10%
4. High-Temperature Difference between Day and Night - the daily temperature difference is as high as 12 degrees or more, much more than other places in the same latitude level


Information Label at The Back (Translation)

'Wuchang' rice is from the black soil of perfect latitude being irrigated by the tributary of Changbai Mountain, and fully enjoying the gift of nature. Harvest season only occurs once each year, making the output extremely rare. Soaking seeds, germination, planting, transplanting, irrigation, harvesting, drying and process - these are the step by step processes involved in producing the perfect rice each year. This results in crystal clear, soft and aromatic, slightly sweet and light taste on the palate. North Farm carries the hopes of the farmers, passing on a bowl of happiness.


Graphic Designer & Illustrator - Meng Zhang
Logo Design - Huang Lin
Photographer - Ethan Li

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