Warning: No Warnings!
Tired of those pesky and in Europe vividly grotesque anti-smoking warning labels? Tired of living a healthy life? Tired of living? Design can save the day (or ruin it, as the case may be). And speaking of cases. The evil stepmother of invention has produced a cigarette package container that eliminates all trace of the unseemly symptoms of smoking-related disease like these:
I understand the urge not to be reminded of the folly but some designers (and you know who you are) out there should not be complicit in normalizing the act of smoking through bright colors and feel-good, silicone materials. Cigarette cases are not new, but these 21st century camu are just plain awful.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →