HUSTLER REBRAND CONCEPT
Hustler / Sex Products
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Hustler started off as a pornographic magazine aimed at men, best known for its explicit, uncensored photos. Today Hustler still holds its risqué reputation. With ten locations in the United States, Hustler sells adult sex toys and supplies, particularly circling around hardcore themes.
During the market research process, one interviewee identified the Hustler brand as: “... semi-trashy, for adults that are trying to be freaky, not sexy.”
Hustler sees itself as a leader in the porn industry, yet that paradigm is not reflected through its logo, packaging, and materials.
I defined the following design goals:
01. Expand the market beyond the “hardcore” clientele
02. Unify hustler’s inconsistent brand
03. Up the sexy factor without getting raunchy
04. Shift the focus to couples
Hustler’s new logo is both sexier and more approachable than before. The quotation marks hint at the suggestive connotations of 69. Their arrangement also represents the duality of a couple’s relationship. The simple and legible “Hustler” is set to nestle comfortably into the quotes from the upper right corner, establishing a unique asymmetrical balance.
With the idea of two becoming one, Hustler shifts its focus towards couples, thus expanding its market and re-establishing itself as a leader in the sex industry.
Sexy products deserve sexy packaging. The Hustler redesign celebrates duality by playing with contrast, movement and penetration. The design utilizes sleek surfaces, subtle wording, and erotic forms to entice users and set the mood.
YOURS & MINE LUBRICANT
Hustler’s “Yours & Mine” contains a smooth lubricant gel and a rough lubricant gel. After purchase, users simply push the forms together in order to reveal the spouts and dispense the lubricants.
The product line also includes other sexy items like the “Tease & Toy” vibrator, “Slip & Slide” condoms, “On & Off” ladies’ underwear, and “Off & On” gents’ underwear.