An exception to the general waning of CPG clown packaging:
“Mr. Sprinkles,” (whose weeble-like bottle won the 2009 “Gold” award from the National Association of Container Distributors) has recently been redesigned.
Originally the bottle was more closely akin to inflatable punching bag clowns (see inset right) but, while the overall effect of the new package design is less of a fully-embodied, anthropomorphic pack, the new clown illustration is now more identifiable and less threatening. The product still shows through the window into the clown’s sprinkle-filled belly.
The illustration style looks familiar. (Maybe someone knows whose work this is?)
Photo above left comes from the orginal “Mr. Spinkles” trademark filing. The photo above right is from Bakerella.
(See also: Gömböc Bottle)
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