Category Archives: Candy

The Image of Christ and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews

This week, two articles in the NY Times caught my attention. The first was about the image of a candy package, the second about the image of Christ, and both are lessons about good intentions gone really bad. And while … Continue reading

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Food Week

So I thought we would focus on a food this week. As we enter the week of Thanksgiving it is appropriate naturally to reflect on our blessings. One of mine is certainly access to an amazing variety of food. And … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

Andy Warhol’s legacy is alive and well in the work of the New York conceptual artist, Rinaldo Fratolillo. His version of the Toblerone package is a whimsical play on brand recognition based on the subtle, classic, and most basic elements … Continue reading

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Curtis Allina, the developer of the Pez package

As the year ended we were saddened to hear that Curtis Allina had died. The man who put the head on the Pez dispenser. There are few packages that have reached the icon status of the Pez candy dispenser. For … Continue reading

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Dummies for package design

There was a piece in the New York Times over the weekend about two small museums that are repositories of nostalgic collections, one for ventriloquist dummies, and one for retail signs. It reminded me of the amazing resource the web … Continue reading

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Design by committee, or maybe consumer, is no choice at all

In the first few weeks of this blog I have been fairly gentle, so far, when discussing the creative execution of package design work. Not today. When I heard that Nestle is running a design competition, to redesign their Goobers, Sno-Caps, … Continue reading

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