Entry #131 - Product packaging design - by pixeLwurx

Vir2 Instruments picked a winning design in their product packaging contest

For just $450, they received 150 designs from 44 designers.

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New product packaging wanted for Vir2 Instruments


Custom Product packaging package

Purchased for $450

(including 99designs fees)

By vir2instruments
  • Last feedback - Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:32:22 +0000
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  • Qualifying
  • The contest was open to all designers


  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 3 finalists


  • Final round
  • Finalists continued to submit designs


  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, pixeLwurx!

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Design brief

Organization name

Vir2 Instruments

Description of business

Vir2 has consistently produced the highest quality instrument libraries available. Over the years, our sounds have been featured in hundreds of charting songs and top film and television soundtracks. We are the largest distributor of sample libraries in the world, and we create the most up-to-date loop and virtual instruments libraries using our extensive recording facilities and team of producers. As when you hire a musician or engineer in the studio, experience is vital.

Organization industry

Entertainment & The Arts


We are releasing a product called "Acou6tics". This product contains various high quality sampled acoustic guitars. This product is high-end/top quality and the cover should give the same feeling.

The product should have an iconic feel to match its partner product "Electri6ity" (SEE ATTACHED IMAGE). However, we do not want a cover that looks identical to "Electri6ity"; we want something that has an overall feel but the raw and rhythmic side of an acoustic guitar. Think new edgy acoustic guitars with a modern overall feel.

We want to stay away from music notes, untasteful fonts/styles, pictures of people and older feeling acoustic guitars. Please use acoustic guitars only, no electric guitars.

This cover would most likely be best by keeping people out of the cover. A focus on a single instrument or group of instruments would be best with a finely crafted font for the title. The title should be large and prominent and expertly incorporated into the design.

Check the attached file for an image of this libraries partner product cover that has a similar feel we like.

Further requirements

The design can be created using any graphics program(s) you like, but we would like final delivery in PSD or PNG format, layered, at 300dpi. It will be used as the front cover of the DVD case. Dimensions are 5.1" x 7.2" with 0.125" (1/8") bleed. The use of stock photography is acceptable within a reasonable price range. If you choose stock photography, feel free to use the preview (watermarked) image in your mockup, and we will overlook it during the contest's duration, then will purchase it if you are the winner of the contest.

Please leave out any flying musical notes, tacky clip art, or other "cheesy" design elements. We are only going to consider a design with a high level of technical execution and a pro look.

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