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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Branding and Design in Cigarette Packaging

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Whether you smoke or not, you can't escape the ubiquitous cigarette package, which is found in shops, bars, cafes, and vending machines from Argentina to Zimbabwe. 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 people in as many different cultures as possible. The result is a dazzling array of graphic design employing a startlingly broad range of images, from saints to skeletons, golden bats to butterflies, tartans to top hats. With more than 300 examples of cigarette packs, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes explores how designers have used words and pictures and eye-catching graphic design to make smoking irresistible.<P>Complementing the striking images is an engaging text that explores the changing ways specific cigarette brands have been promoted over the years. What factors distinguish a successful brand from a flop? Who smokes Life cigarettes and who picks up a pack of Death instead? Why did the industry market both Uptown and Downtown brands simultaneously? What makes certain symbols popular across far-flung national boundaries — Tiger cigarettes, for example, pop up from Latin America to Indonesia. And how much has the packaging contributed to the fact that cigarettes are still consumed with fervor by people all around the world regardless of class, culture, and the well-known health risks?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789206404
Subtitle:
Branding and Design in Cigarette Packaging
Other:
Thibodeau, Michael
Author:
Thibodeau, Michael
Author:
Martin, Jana
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Packaging
Subject:
Cigarettes
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Cigarettes - Packaging -
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Antiques-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
2990-S
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
10.4 x 8.3 in 31 oz

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