Friday, October 24, 2008

Gecko Traders

Was doing some research for Carmen's packaging class about water, and, as always, got side tracked to reusable eco-friendly bags issued by Gecko Traders (via. 
They are 100% recycled from rice and feed bags that were originally used for transporting goods in Cambodia. The bags are also Fair Trade Certified, which means that the Cambodians who produce these bags are guaranteed a living wage.

What I also like about them is that they are one of a kind and so colorful. And they come in 3 sizes....Market, Wave and Koren

Smiley Perfume

So when I was at work I noticed Smiley Perfume and was absolutely amazed by the scent (musky and yummy) and also the packaging. It comes in a styrofoam cut out that it rests in...since the bottom is rounded. The actual box has braille writing, and all the type is embosed. Gotta check out Happy Therapy

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mad Men, Mad type

found some really intense articles online about the typographical treatment made by the Mad Men crew. Seems a lot of their type choices wouldn't have been available in the early 1960's.
I think it is remarkable that someone took the time too look this all up, or new it all off hand!!!
here is one article....and the other