Cigar Box Labels

Date
9 March 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

Anyone who has lost days but gained infinite joy through archive.org’s ridiculously abundant online museum will know how futile it is to pick just one item from their mega muniments. However, in the spirit of all things inspirational and what with the nature of some illustrators perfect recall for old styles and less-than-ironic content, here are some originals! Cigar box labels might not be the wildest of graphic forms but the embossing, careful foil blocks, type treatment and lurid colours, not to mention inane expressions on the faces of the smokers, is inimitable stuff.

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Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.

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