Saturday 29 August 2009

Museum of Brands Packaging and Advertising

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is absolutely one of my favourite small Museums in London. The Robert Opie collection I believe consists of around 12,000 items. What is so interesting here is that one is able to view long forgotten items and ones that you never knew existed..! Toothpaste in ceramic jars, tiny bottles of perfume from the reign of Queen Victoria, right up until the present time. There are numerous items to kick start ideas for product presentation and commercial interiors, from eras that no-one is left to remember. One of my favourite cases contains bottles and containers of contemporary brands through a kind of metamorphosis over time. What always amuses me is that the medicine and 'health' product containers have become smaller while the boxes of chocolates and other consumables have become bigger - an amazing indication of the sign of our times.

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