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Smoke gets in your eyes : branding and design in cigarette packaging
Thibodeau, Michael.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Abbeville Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library TS2260 .T48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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For more than a hundred years, the well-heeled cigarette industry has hired some of the world's cleverest designers to make smoking appeal to as many different types of men and women in as many different cultures as possible. The result is compelling graphic design that employs a startling range of images, from beautiful ladies to skeletons, golden bats to butterflies, boots and blue jeans to top hats. This compendium of more than three hundred of the best international examples is an addictively entertaining resource for designers, typographers, commercial artists, and branding professionals, as well as collectors.

Author Notes

Michael Thibodeau, who lives in New York, is a graphic designer and brand identity consultant as well as an avid accumulator of cigarette and packaging ephemera; his collection spans the globe and more than a century
Writer Jana Martin lives in Brooklyn; her previous books include Great Inventions, Good Intentions: An Illustrated History of American Design Patents

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 9
Orientalismp. 29
The Lure of the Seap. 39
Snob Appealp. 45
Politics and Propagandap. 53
Fast Forwardp. 62
The Good Lifep. 73
Straight from Edenp. 85
Cigarette Indiansp. 101
Character Packsp. 105
Wish You Were Herep. 117
Superlativesp. 129
The Anti-Packsp. 135
A Collector's Guidep. 142
Indexp. 143

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