What would happen if you took iconic brands and minimalized the details on their packaging to their absolute minimum? Is that going to help or hurt the brand? Mehmet Gozetlik of the design collective Antrepo decided to see for himself.
Some examples show a progression to a fourth level. While a few of them might work at this generic level (on merits of name alone, such as Guiness and Polo), most work best at the 3rd level of distillation, where the logo alone functions on a colored field with a particular shape (such as Pringles and Nutella).