A dear friend of mine just returned from Thailand with this little present, a box of local green tea. Just look at the box! It’s as if Thailand itself is represented in design. The indigenous design aesthetic of a country tells us so much about it’s culture, food and people. What I find particularly interesting about this particular box is how similar it is to Indian art work, that found on little bottles of balm, match-boxes, old calenders and even trucks. Even Thai script looks so much like the Telegu, Tamilian or Bengali script. Looks like Thailand isn’t as far away as I imagined.
I’m a hopeless fool for packaging, often buying things just because I like the way they are packed. Then these boxes, jars, bottles, pacets and tins sit around on shelves, because I feel too bad to open (and ruin) them. This box of green tea will suffer a similar fate I’m sure. Really, can you blame me.
p.s. Thank you Fogosa