While perusing by copy of “Packaging," Volume 2, 1970,
published by Graphis Magazine. I found a few
odd products that don't seem to hold up well today.
Here's a hair product with a name that
doesn't translate to English all too well.
Does the name of the product describe the contents
of the bottle, or the type of consumer who
it would likely benefit?
This little wine might be recommended by the
sommelier on your next date with the girl in the
tube top you picked up at the monster truck show.
Subtle hints of tobacco, a perfumy finish, and judging from
the packaging, not too subtle undertones of fish.
A whole line of beauty products that promises
the possibility of losing a limb, or worse.
Don't use these while operating heavy machinery.
Email bogged down?
One spray of this product on your keyboard
and you can send links to funny YouTube
videos as quick as a wink!
This is just nuts!
These were designed by none other than Paul Rand
for what would seem some promotional giveaway.
Imagine these all lined up on the table in the boardroom
with the accompanying ashtray and water glass.
Cigarettes are anathema today, but I'm sure that
there's a mid-20th-century-modern nut out there
that would wet his Dickeys if he came upon these
at a swap meet.