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Packaging Package Design

Those vintage, so-called “vernacular” packaged food boxes, cans and labels from the ’40s and ’50s – when supermarkets were on the rise – were, in fact, designed by designers in design departments. Take a closer look at these package designs.

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Before Global Warming

Before the myth of global warming became to real to ignore, selling anti-freeze to the public was no less challenging. Here are several ads from the 1930s for this seasonal product.

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Saucy Signs from Belle France

This 1893 sign catalog by Dequenne & Cie. for their “Plaques Indicatives,” including the famous Paris street signs and all manner of enamel door numbers and office signs, holds up pretty well in the 21st century.

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Have You Got Self Esteem Issues?

Physical perfection has been big business in the U.S. since the nineteenth century. Take a look at these ads in the literary journal, The Black Cat (1895–1922).

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No World Cup Fatigue For Germany

Hear from Il-Ho Jung and Lukas Weber about their “World Caps” that bring the excitement of the World Cup into everyday fashion for Germany.