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Eric Baker Design Associates is a Manhattan-based design firm established in 1986. Eric teaches the history of graphic design and corporate identity at the School of Visual Arts, and has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Grants for independent design history projects. He is inveterate collector of books and ephemera. Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.
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interesting to revisit functional consumer design items -- at one point in the 80s I collected every variation of canned green peas -- finally removed all the labels and left the tin cans in my graduate-studio-kitchen... /:b
brad brace
05.02.09 at 10:25

This is fantastic! Visual flashbacks are so fun! I just bought some Nevr-Dull last week for restoring a printing press. I love that products that are 40+ years old work better than the 'quick-fixes' of today. That press is more reliable than my 5 yr. old car!
Shelly
05.02.09 at 10:54

Wonderful collection of images.
COLA - alpha beta is a mighty compelling package design. It doesn't get much better than that.
However, I would love to have been in the room when the CMO drew a Venn diagram on the white board - in one circle "electronic media" in the other "breakfast condiments", where they cross over...VIDEO Strawberry Preserves. Brilliant!
Geoffrey Gifford
05.02.09 at 02:37

lovely stuff.

I want to join the Food Club.
Russell McGorman
05.02.09 at 07:03

Hell yes! One of my favorite of these posts so far.

What's "hamburger lift?" Sounds awful!
Von K
05.03.09 at 02:08

I found the Elvetta (!) hair net box bothersome because it doesn't actually depict a hair net and so I went back for a second look:

"The Final Touch of Loveliness"

Indeed! Ladies take note!
Russell
05.04.09 at 06:27

Great stuff.
I love the Kentucky Fried Chicken Mashed Potato Mix.
Shane
05.04.09 at 09:43

Really cool stuff. There are some really good ideas here. MMMM Alpha Beta Cola (LOL).
BackcountryGen
05.07.09 at 10:10


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Eric Baker is a designer, author, adjunct professor of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant for his independent design history projects.
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