I thought through several design ideas – a chapstick tube, a box for playing cards, or a grocery bag for a boutique – before I decided to take inspiration from Scott Pilgrim v. The World and make a box for Ramona’s made-up tea, liver disaster. I decided that the unique thing about my product would be that it is an alcoholic tea – hence the name “liver disaster.”
I wanted to keep the design of the container simple, and refer back to the comic and movie from which the idea originated, so I used exes to refer to the evil exes Scott battles. The exes as eyes also refer vaguely to game culture.
I decided to use teal and orange once again, because I find the combination pleasing, but this time I diluted the orange to make the box look just a little sickly, instead of bright and happy.
Constructing the box was quite frustrating. I did the coloring before I cut it out, but even so, it was a pain to put together.