Cigarette packages

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Smoking Out the USSR

Steven Heller examines vintage Soviet cigarette packages, courtesy of !PRODUCTIVE ARTS!

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Smoke Signals

The former Soviet Union and Peoples' Republic of China have used cigarette packages to commemorate heroes and national virtues. Explore several designs from both nations that blend political symbolism and cigarettes.

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What Designers Won’t Do (Today)

Or would they? In the 1930s, graphic or industrial designers wouldn't think twice about designing cigarette packages. Now, it is the number one no-no. Anyone with a social conscience would cut off their right (or left depending on their orientation) hand before contributing to the danger of others. But back then, before health facts...