2M Blog
2M Shop
2M Directory
2M Collective
live. learn. share. design.

Antique White

Categories: Art + Graphics

Nostalgia for the way things used to be—or at the very least, the way things used to look—can fairly be explained in one word: quality. Prior to the advent of mass production, the thinking goes, stuff was made to last a good while, and, thus, made with a great deal more care.

No wonder, then, that makers of small-batch products continue to show a fondness for wrapping their goods in packaging meant to invoke a time before a throwaway culture began to value quantity over quality—and this is a good thing for package designers. As evidenced by these beautifully presented items by the apothecary company, Barr-Co, the best designers find ways to mine the past with refreshingly modern results.

Photo credits: Old Faithful Shop

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>