Worker B Candle Packaging


Beeswax production is an incredibly labor-intensive task, both by the bees and our neighbors at Worker B.

– Todd Thyberg, Art Director


Specializing in natural skincare products coming straight from the hive, Worker B appreciates the skilled labor and craftsmanship that goes into letterpress printing – both qualities they find reflective of their own products.

So when it came time to develop custom packaging for their Hexagonal Pillar Candle, they turned to letterpress design studio Angel Bomb Design to instill the same principles into their candle packaging. The end result is a stunning homage to the wax-making process.

“When we started developing the packaging, we decided to focus on the bee’s process of collecting wax,” says Angel Bomb Design Art Director Todd Thyberg.

The letterpress printed, custom illustrated flowers climbing around the label over the top of the laser-cut honeycomb pattern shows the different elements of the process, he explains. “This movement alludes to the cycle the bees go through to collect this wax throughout their entire life.”

To create a tone-on-tone effect with a slight contrast, the gorgeous French Construction Nightshift Blue 80 lb. Cover stock was imprinted with a subtly darker ink. And the intricate laser cut turned out to be a vital element to showcase the natural color of the beeswax candle inside.

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Project Details

Title Worker B Candle Packaging Client Worker B Date January 2014 Design Angel Bomb Design Ashley Hohnstein, Todd Thyberg Print Angel Bomb Design Minneapolis, MN Paper French Construction Nightshift Blue 80 lb. Cover

Production Details

Dimensions 11.375 x 5.625" Print Quantity 1,100 Production Time 2 weeks Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors One color Finishing and Binding Diecut, laser cut, hand assembly

  1. Phillip Johnson 9 years ago

    I am very impressed with the well thought out design and concept for this candle packaging. This is one of my favorite pieces you have featured and big time kudos to the designer behind this, and partner printer of course who helped bring the vision to life!

    • Aaron - PaperSpecs 9 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words, Phillip. It’s definitely a showstopper!

  2. Branda Rochwerger 8 years ago

    Wow! This is amazing. Beautiful!

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