The designs of packaging from back in the day are very inspiring to look at, they give us a brief glimpse of design history and trends in foregone eras.

Redditor ArtfulAusten posted a collection of vintage packaging designs from his dad’s 1929 general store restoration project over at the photo-sharing site, Imgur.

Digging up the past, we can see design work such as this:

And this:

Or these:

See the General Store Typography Imgur album for more photos.

via Reddit


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