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!!
Marks and Spencer are selling these Christmas biscuit selections…
…with gorgeous tins designed by Sanna Annuka.
Future classics with their vintage Scandinavian folk art feel.
She was responsible for this Swiss biscuit tin last Christmas – it’s currently changing hands for £15-£20… without the biscuits!
We’ve bought ours early this year – they’re sure to be popular again.
We’ll be giving a few tins as presents – but some will have to go under our own tree!!
They’ve also got a butter shortbread tin with a sweet little Scottie dog on the front.
We recently posted a blog featuring illustrations by Miroslav Sasek – we don’t know who designed this tin – but it also has a vintage feel is very reminiscent of his work.
Here are the actual illustrations from the book…
…published in 1961.
It’s not only going to be a tin-tastic Christmas in our house – looks like it’s going to be biscuit-tastic too!