Perspectives on food packaging design

Maffei, Nicolas P and Schifferstein, Hendrik N. J. (2017) Perspectives on food packaging design. International Journal of Food Design, 2 (2). pp. 139-152. ISSN 20566522


This special issue seeks to provide a snapshot of current scholarship on food packaging design across a range of disciplines (history, linguistics, perception, marketing and design), engaging in a variety of methodologies. A special issue of this nature is particularly needed as packaging has been widely under-represented as a subject of serious attention, whether in national libraries, major design surveys or much academic scholarship, particularly in the humanities. Beyond introducing the collected articles of the special issue, this editorial article reviews existing studies of packaging across a range of disciplines. These studies have contributed to our understanding of food packaging design and provide a useful analytical tool box. The final section will introduce the articles that make up the special issue and discuss their contribution to the nascent scholarship of food packaging.

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