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Wacky Packages

Parody Art - Graphic design


For our first project we took a page from the past.  We looked at the creation and marketing of a little known form of Parody Art called Wacky Packages.

It started in 1967, with the sale of  a series of humorous trading cards and stickers featuring parodies of North American consumer products. The cards were produced by the Topps Company, usually in a sticker format. The original series sold for two years, and the concept proved popular enough that it has been revived every few years since.  To the surprise of many these product parodies once outsold Topps baseball cards.

As a class we brainstormed brand name consumer products, stores, resturaunts.  Then spent time altering the names to create some humerous parodies of the products. 

Next the children researched the packaging/logos for the product that they chose.   Taking a lot of care to try and match the actual product design, the children created thier own Wacky Pack.  They had an option to do it on a small scale as a sticker or create an artists proof on larger paper.

They ended up creating some really fun concepts.

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