Posts tagged Packaging

Have you seen these pictures floating around Tumblr and elsewhere since Lou Reed’s passing? Well here is the secret history of them!
The quick version: Back in 2011 Randy Ludacer wrote a piece about Celebrity & the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Box for his awesome blog box vox.
He followed that up with a look at photographer Bobby Grossman's project in which Grossman (not Kellogg's) decided Lou Reed would be a good unauthorized Corn Flakes hero.
Grossman sent him the picture of Warhol holding the box, and some background: “The idea originated at RISD when I took a Mick Rock photo of Lou Reed and put it on a box of German Kellogg’s Corn Flakes… You can find a photo of Andy holding the box in Victor Bockris’ Lou Reed biography.”
Full story here: Bobby Grossman’s Corn Flakes, Die Originalen | Box Vox

Have you seen these pictures floating around Tumblr and elsewhere since Lou Reed’s passing? Well here is the secret history of them!

The quick version: Back in 2011 Randy Ludacer wrote a piece about Celebrity & the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Box for his awesome blog box vox.

He followed that up with a look at photographer Bobby Grossman's project in which Grossman (not Kellogg's) decided Lou Reed would be a good unauthorized Corn Flakes hero.

Grossman sent him the picture of Warhol holding the box, and some background: “The idea originated at RISD when I took a Mick Rock photo of Lou Reed and put it on a box of German Kellogg’s Corn Flakes… You can find a photo of Andy holding the box in Victor Bockris’ Lou Reed biography.”

Full story here: Bobby Grossman’s Corn Flakes, Die Originalen | Box Vox

Details: Marlboro Beer: “our rarest can” | Box Vox

junkculture:

An Extravagant Twelve Course Tasting Menu Crammed in a Tin Can

Exciting news this morning from our friend, proprietor of the amazing Box Vox blog (and a standout contributor to As Real As It Gets) Randy Ludacer.

When he’s not busy with package design & blogging, Mr. Ludacer writes and performs music — notably his Songs About Packaging CD, and a related live performance at Freshkills a couple years back.

Now he’s got something new — Old!

This batch of songs actually predates Songs About Packaging, for reasons explained here.

I used to think that there might be time to re-record these songs better some day. Now I think they’re perfect, as is. Some audiophiles may inexplicably disagree with me, but I think that these 14 songs—played in precisely this order—are as singular a musical mark as I could hope for.

I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy, as they say, and have been enjoying it quite a bit — “Revenue Stream” and “Expiration Date” being among my favorites. Reminds me of Marshall Crenshaw. In any case, charming.

And there is something new about Old!: The supercool packaging, which includes two small ball bearings rolling in the spine of jewel box. Mr. Ludacer is offering a free copy of old to the “first person to correctly identify the specific artwork that these ball bearings allude to.” 

Details here: New Package Design for Old! CD | Box Vox

Old! is available on CD Baby.


By tearing off the bottle’s label and stuffing it inside the neck, a normal bottle of Raki suddenly takes on the familiar shape of a molotov cocktail.
Created by Manuel Urbanke and Maximilian Hoch, the piece is called Riot Raki, and serves as a reflection of the situation within Turkey right now.

Hm. 
 (via Artists Creates Liquor Bottle Packaging That Doubles As Molotov Cocktail Kit [Pics] - PSFK)

By tearing off the bottle’s label and stuffing it inside the neck, a normal bottle of Raki suddenly takes on the familiar shape of a molotov cocktail.

Created by Manuel Urbanke and Maximilian Hoch, the piece is called Riot Raki, and serves as a reflection of the situation within Turkey right now.

Hm.

 (via Artists Creates Liquor Bottle Packaging That Doubles As Molotov Cocktail Kit [Pics] - PSFK)

artfoodie:

Robin Antar: The woman who makes me wish food were made out of stone… instead of edible perishable ingredients…

her realistic food sculptures in stone merge traditional techniques with contemporary imagery… its awesome…

thejogging:

Pepsi can, 2013
Digital
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thejogging:

Pepsi can, 2013

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With “A Priceless Partnership” in white lettering around the neck, this dual-branded bottle of cola was given out in 2003 at the European Tennis MasterCard Open in Frankfurt and at the CeBit computer electronics show in Hannover.
The bottles from the European Tennis Open were contained in a tube and included a numbered “zertifikat” signed by Arne Pache, Senior Business Leader at MasterCard Worldwide.

 More: MasterCard Cola | Box Vox

With “A Priceless Partnership” in white lettering around the neck, this dual-branded bottle of cola was given out in 2003 at the European Tennis MasterCard Open in Frankfurt and at the CeBit computer electronics show in Hannover.

The bottles from the European Tennis Open were contained in a tube and included a numbered “zertifikat” signed by Arne Pache, Senior Business Leader at MasterCard Worldwide.

 More: MasterCard Cola | Box Vox


Making the removal of product brand names into a unique selling proposition, UK department store, Selfridges positions itself as a refuge from information overload. Their “NoNoise” promotion includes a “Quite Shop” that sells “de-branded” products. [Selfridges “No Noise”]
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As admirable is this may be, participating product manufacturers are not really risking so much in the way of product recognition, since their container shapes, their label colors and the remaining graphics are all brand trademarks in their own right.

More: De-Branding in Name Only | Box Vox

Making the removal of product brand names into a unique selling proposition, UK department store, Selfridges positions itself as a refuge from information overload. Their “NoNoise” promotion includes a “Quite Shop” that sells “de-branded” products. [Selfridges “No Noise”]

As admirable is this may be, participating product manufacturers are not really risking so much in the way of product recognition, since their container shapes, their label colors and the remaining graphics are all brand trademarks in their own right.

More: De-Branding in Name Only | Box Vox

(via From AT-ATs to iPhones: Early Sketches of 10 Iconic Objects | Wired Design | Wired.com)

The idea of representing a lifetime with a row of 4 or 5 bottles. Usually starting out with a baby bottle & a Coke, and ending up with an intravenous feeding bottle. (With an alcoholic beverage bottle in between.)

(via Life-as-Bottles Meme | Box Vox)
I’m obviously a big fan of Box Vox. But sadly I did not subscribe to the associated newsletter. Recently Box Vox lost a lot of material due to a server failure and is looking for help from email subscribers to rebuild what’s gone missing. While it’s most likely that those subscribers would know about this from Box Vox itself, I figure it can’t hurt for me to pass along the word to anyone who somehow is learning about this situation through these indirect means, this: 

My last recourse is to seek out an email-saving subscriber. The photos, of course, will no longer show in those emails, but the writing and the html code would be real a life-saver.
If you have saved any emailed posts from box vox (sent to you between February 23, 2012 and August 3, 2012) please email them back to me.

The idea of representing a lifetime with a row of 4 or 5 bottles. Usually starting out with a baby bottle & a Coke, and ending up with an intravenous feeding bottle. (With an alcoholic beverage bottle in between.)

(via Life-as-Bottles Meme | Box Vox)

I’m obviously a big fan of Box Vox. But sadly I did not subscribe to the associated newsletter. Recently Box Vox lost a lot of material due to a server failure and is looking for help from email subscribers to rebuild what’s gone missing. While it’s most likely that those subscribers would know about this from Box Vox itself, I figure it can’t hurt for me to pass along the word to anyone who somehow is learning about this situation through these indirect means, this:

My last recourse is to seek out an email-saving subscriber. The photos, of course, will no longer show in those emails, but the writing and the html code would be real a life-saver.

If you have saved any emailed posts from box vox (sent to you between February 23, 2012 and August 3, 2012) please email them back to me.


We’ve seen other hand-shaped figural bottles before, but the Fakeer Energy Drink bottle was new to me. (via: Packaging of the World)

Interesting intellectual property issues examined here: No Trademark for “Uncompromising” Bottle | Box Vox

We’ve seen other hand-shaped figural bottles before, but the Fakeer Energy Drink bottle was new to me. (via: Packaging of the World)


Interesting intellectual property issues examined here: No Trademark for “Uncompromising” Bottle | Box Vox

(via Dirt and Packaging | Box Vox)

Looking for a way of following up on yesterdays post (about Barry Rosenthal’s photographs of equidistant discarded bottles and why I felt there was something inherently “modern” about those patterns) I found these things:
1. Bocianelli drawing template #2232 (via Amazon)
Not intended as an aesthetically-pleasing pattern in its own right, but to avoid creating weak links between bottle shapes, the template was designed with consistent spaces in between. (Modernist idea: form follows function)

See full post (and earlier post) for more cool visuals and thoughtful assessment thereof: More Bottle Modernism | Box Vox

Looking for a way of following up on yesterdays post (about Barry Rosenthal’s photographs of equidistant discarded bottles and why I felt there was something inherently “modern” about those patterns) I found these things:

1. Bocianelli drawing template #2232 (via Amazon)

Not intended as an aesthetically-pleasing pattern in its own right, but to avoid creating weak links between bottle shapes, the template was designed with consistent spaces in between. (Modernist idea: form follows function)


See full post (and earlier post) for more cool visuals and thoughtful assessment thereof: More Bottle Modernism | Box Vox