M & S continues to produce some fantastic packaging. We bought a few items last week – and thought we’d share photos with you in case you haven’t seen any of it.
We’ll start with this pizza box for the pastrami pizza – with its New York cop and stetson-wearing tourist.
The characters are very reminiscent of Miroslav Sasek book illustrations from the 1950s & 60s.
The other products we picked up have much more of a British feel – perfect for this Diamond Jubilee & London Olympic year.
These chocolate teacakes are covered with Union Jack bunting & flags. What does that pigeon know that we don’t?
Next up we have the old red telephone box.
It’s harking back to the days when telephone box queues were a common sight – pre mobile phone days – the variety of characters each waiting their turn.
We just love the punk rocker blowing his bubblegum.
It’s a close run thing, but our favourite item of the batch is probably the biscuit tin below. Again, the artwork is very Sasek inspired – with a bit of Bill Charmatz thrown in.
The design a real classic with scenes of the British Isles to the sides and traditional London sights to the lid.
Also, the tin will last years and can be used over & over again.
It’s fantastic when you buy a useful & beautiful storage tin – crammed full of lovely biscuits that you just have to eat first!!
We think this is a future classic… having said that, it probably already is!
This biscuit tin was sold through Marks & Spencer only this Christmas gone. They’re already being resold for £15-£20 (without the Swiss biscuits!).
It’s a special commemorative tin celebrating 125 years of Marks & Spencer. It was designed by Sanna Annukka. She’s half English and half Finnish – and the illustration has a real vintage Scandinavian feel.
It reminds us of this original 1960s travel poster we had framed to display in our Picture House Antiques centre pitch.
Not only the general style, but also the landscapes and even the colours.
The poster entitled Carefree by Coach is signed by ‘Bigg’. We have to confess, we’ve not been able to find out anything about him or her… but it’s a fantastic illustration.
We might have been tempted to pack a flask & sandwiches… and hop on board for our ‘carefree’ trip through the countryside!