Thursday, 7 April 2011


I was sifting through the inter tubes and found an image of the iconic Marlboro red pack. Now im not a smoker i am a designer and it is technically an addiction of some sorts. The reason i have posted this is because i personally think that the Marlboro red packet is a design classic and although i appreciate the importance of the health warnings i do feel they are in some ways a blight on a classic piece of graphic design. In the news of late i heard that the health authorities are thinking of removing all types of graphic from cigarette packaging. There are some designers who have tried to to design new types of packaging design but i think this could be a really interesting brief for designers to undertake.

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