Beautiful Vintage Packaging

August 22nd, 2011



Gold strike! It’s very hard to believe that this older, more beautiful design has fallen by the wayside. Also it is entirely unfortunate that there are a very few amount of designers today that still produce respectable results similar to the pieces shown here. Some of the pieces were for Graphis, but some are unknown. If you know, the original designers or sources let us know. Take a moment or several moments, and soak up these amazing pieces brought to us by Tom Crabtree.

Make sure to view the rest of the designs after the jump—they only get better!
















Posted by on 08/22/11 in 1960s, Design, Packaging

7 COMMENTS   »  Leave your Comment

  1. Scarlett says:

    Thanks for the share, Shelby! Lovely collection.

  2. Jonathan says:

    I have Graphis Packaging 2, 3, and 4 in my collection. I highly recommend them all. Number 4 can be picked up fairly cheaply.

    Counter-Print have a copy of 2 from 1970 for sale. Well worth it, it has so much great modernist work from the 1960′s.
    http://www.counter-print.co.uk/product.php?pid=197

  3. Zac Freeland says:

    I really love the 4th and 7th from the bottom. Nice ones. :D

  4. Martin says:

    Very nice collection, thank for the share. Respects from Uruguay.

  5. Shelby White says:

    You’re welcome Martin!

  6. vlad says:

    Hello,
    I just felt I needed to comment on this post. It’s absolutely great, the package designs are so lovely, thanks for the visual refresh you provided.
    They remind me somewhat of 60′s tv shows (that emergency kit, especially) i.e. Star Trek (the one with Shatner and Nimoy) props.
    just, wow !

  7. Hello Shelby,
    I am sure some of the packages were done at unimark international. This studio had several offices worldwide in the 6oties until they went bankrupped in the 70ties. The designer Massimo Vignelli was one of the founding members. A lot of the teams were mixed with american and european designers, which brought the ulm school and bauhaus style to the states as well…
    Cheers, Chris

    This is the book:
    Jan Conradi
    Unimark International
    The Design of Business and the Business of Design


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