Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Little Tour of my Brain, Part 26 - Popcorn Bags

It has been quite a while since I have done any of the "A Little Tour of my Brain" posts. When I was sorting out previous blog posts I decided I needed to revive it.

While cleaning my studio I rediscovered these three paper popcorn bags. What can I say, I am a collector of stuff that fascinates me!

All of these bags were picked up in big box stores.

This design brings back the feeling and images of walking on the boardwalk on warm summer days with the smell of the salt sea air and salty popcorn. Most people seeing this image now don't even know what that would have been like, but it does evoke a yearning nostalgic feeling for "the good old days".

This is a more contemporary image but still has a vintage quality to it probably due to the printing process and limited colour range. It is not a sophisticated image and that is why I like it.

This bag is printed on all sides whereas the two previous bags are only printed on the front. I love the lettering for the word popcorn, the balloons, and the "Pop Corn" character underneath all of this festivity. This is a whole lot of design overkill for a bag of salty, buttery popcorn but oh so worth it.

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