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The Top 100 of 2019

by Dieline Author on 12/19/2019 | 15 Minute Read

Last year, we gave you a few year-end-best-of lists. This year, we're doing you a favor and putting it all in one place, because why go back and forth on posts? You want collections? Check. All of our favorite projects. Yup. Worried about sustainability and single-use plastics? Same here. The year in packaging news? You got it. Snoop Dogg? Duh.

So, sit back with your relaxing beverage of choice, ignore your holiday plans with the fam, and scroll away, because it's time to get caught up on the whirlwind that was 2019.

We've been covering a lot of sustainability this year, and it's no surprise that our #1 feature is the IGLOO biodegradable cooler. Inventive and definitely a step in the right direction for disposable coolers.

And, after that, we have the Kardashians. In summation, our readers love sustainability AND trash!

Sometimes we get letters complaining that we focus too much on cannabis and weed-related packaging. Well, this is why.

Our readers love a well-designed gag package. Vegan Spam? This was a joke for April Fools' Day but well played, Spam, well played.

Also, if you had told us that Guy Fieri and Sammy Hagar teaming up for the ultimate DUDEBROFROSTEDTIPS tequila would set our world en fuego, well, we would have thought we were getting pranked once again.

In the very near future, Happy Meal Toys will get a whole lot more sustainable, and fashion brands will be able to utilize ocean plastics for clothing that won't leach microfibers in the washer (we hope).

Protip; put the gin in the Olipop.

Also, every private label brand Target put out this year is a thing of beauty.

Still a little crushed that we couldn't get our filthy paws on some Cinnamon Toast Crunch Nikes. Will likely break into Shoebox Museum to see if they have a pair.

Do yourself a favor and join a sustainable beauty subscription service. Your bathroom—and the environment—will thank you.

Heniz Ketchup made our list twice this year. Once for caviar and another for this clever label design that brings intuitiveness to a whole new level. 

Never forget that Canadians don't know how to pour ketchup.

Also, Season 8 of GoT was pure, unadulterated hot trash, but we sure will miss these limited-edition whiskies.

It's not even 2020 yet, and already it needs more cat fonts. Also, why does Burger King hate children? First, they take away kids' meal toys, now they don't even want them to be happy anymore!

Yes, we know you love collections. 15 Unexpected Brand Collabs was definitely one of our personal favs because everyone deserves a Flamin' Hot Cheetos bathing suit.

FYI, Nixit wins Best Product Photography for 2019, hands down. Also, we can't wait until Loop goes nation-wide.

Please, Four Loko, just go away. Forever.

So long as there are food and beverage trade shows to be covered, we stan for Fred Hart's coverage.

The Jenner/Kardashian klan made this list again. I guess we really can't get enough of this family?

More pets on packaging, please.

Hot take alert!

Meal alternatives are just gussied-up baby food for adults who yearn for being spoon-fed.

See? Told you there would be Snoop Dogg.

Relationship advice! If you really want to take it to the next level with that extra-special Chad or Karen in your life, there's a ketchup for that.

"Coffee" is the most-searched word on Dieline.

PS! You're almost there, tiger. Keep going!

Did you know that Ritter Sport has a museum? THE MORE YOU KNOW.

You'll need that vape pen after you foolishly drop a Cleveland on this jar of honey.

You made it! 

This is the part where we tell you that we couldn't do this without you, because, well, we couldn't. Thanks for reading and helping to build the Dieline community. Can't wait to see you in 2020.