a shelved history of packaging design

I was standing in my dad’s garage this week, staring at his Shelves of Stuff which (since he hasn’t moved house for 35 years) offer a great history of design in DIY and car care product packaging.

The Mobil de icer and Holts tyrewall black packaging are so retro that they actually look fresh, clean and modern:

garage mobil de icer retro

garage holts tyrewall retro

then we have this of-it’s-time packaging for Shell’s Damp Start:

garage shell damp start retro

and finally, it would be fair to say that this design has not really stood the test of time:

garage instant valay retro

2 thoughts on “a shelved history of packaging design

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