I like to think that our métier is more in the line of “connecting the random dots” than in being first, but maybe I can be the first to point out that the Connecticut-based graffiti artist’s iconic, container-shaped characters —packaging with arms & legs— follow directly in the footsteps of many earlier anthropomorphic packages. (Although authorized product mascots are usually not blind and mute.)
(See how vinyl, anthropomorphic packaging is packaged and promoted these days, After the fold…)
Sket One’s “Sket & Shop” promotional posters parody the old “Stop & Shop” logo and rely on House Industries’ Sign Painter / Ad Art dingbats
for their retro-supermarket vibe. The censored-but-still-legible prices
are (I am guessing…) a coy, but still accurate reflection of the
prices charged for one-off, custom vinyl toys?
Beach Packaging Design