Top row, left: Velveeta box camera from Allee Willis’s Blog; on right: Coke Can cameras from eBay; 2nd row, left: film canister camera via I New Idea; 3rd row, right: Fanta can camera from CircusCat’s photostream; center: King’s Cigarette box camera from Rick Soloway’s photostream; on right: instant coffee jar camera from eBay; 4th row left: chocolate milk box camera from Four Corners Dark; center: juice box camera from Zebriana’s photostream; on right: Budweiser Beer can camera (from eBay, I think); bottom row, left: Smarties camera from RockyCameras.com; on right: “Zeon Tech” Pepsi camera from Arthur Smokes’ photostream
There seems to be no end to the personal accessory categories in which you can find objects designed to resemble consumer packaged goods. We’ve already covered cigarette lighters, telephones and transistor radios. (Not to mention: salt & pepper shakers) Now we’re looking at package-shaped cameras.
Are they merely advertising promotions or are they products in their own right? Are they toys or another example of extreme brand loyalty?
(Another packaging camera—& the box that it came in—after the jump…)
Nasta’s FBI Jr. Reese’s candy package-shaped camera was intended as a toy spy camera and came in a box with a badge. (For sale on eBay for $24)
Beach Packaging Design