Artist, Christian Faur makes—(among other things)—pointillistic pixel-related images out of crayons and at least one crayon-related, packaging-related artwork: the “Crayonettes” pack, on left. (via: Rungy Chungy Cheese Bees)
I like these conceptual packaging-mashups.
I wondered if anyone had done it the other way round. Sure enough, searching on Google for “Crayola + cigarettes” I soon found Emily-Kate’s “Crayola Cigarettes” pack, on right.
(Also: in William Missouri Downs’ play, entitled “Dead White Males: A Year in the Trenches of Teaching,” in the “art cart” of roving art teacher, Ms. Woods, there is a prop box of Crayola crayons in which she secretes cigarettes.)
By combining their packs, we confront a stark contrast between the innocent childhood connotations of crayons, and the more adult connotations of a cigarette habit. This irony is not lost on the artists above or on the others who have employed the same idea.
(Multi-color cigarettes and crayon-based anti-tobacco campaigns, after the fold…)
Above, anti-smoking ads employing the crayon-cigarette mash-up. (The boy smoking the yellow crayon is from an anti-smoking TV commercial.)
Christian Faur “Departure” 2007, Hand Cast Encaustic Crayons
Beach Packaging Design