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Wrappers Delight

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'The vivid packaging of yesteryear hooked children with images of space travel, pop stars and smoking, as seen in a new book showcasing the bounty of avid collector John Townsend' - The Guardian

A nostalgia trip through the sweet wrappers of our childhoods all in one beautiful graphic book

This is a very exciting book crammed full of the sweetest memories of all - a favourite gum, those addictive chews, that sparkling drink you can't remember the name of, those stickers you collected and of course your lolly of choice (until they stopped making it). Think Cider Barrel, Cresta, Tip Top, Pacemakers, Lollygobblechocbomb, Kung Fueys, Fizz Bang, UFO sweet cigarettes and loads of other TV tie-ins, Furry Friends and even Fingammies! And then there are the treats you'll only recall when you see the packaging for the first time in decades.

Wrappers Delight catalogues the amazing, lifetime collection of John Townsend, a man who collected the most disposable of wrappers: sweet cigarette boxes, wax gum papers, empty bags of crisps, drink cans, rock labels, stamps, transfers, coupons, recipe cards, tickets, odd boxes, badges, cards, stickers ...

All these items have been carefully documented and reproduced here in the highest quality. Presented in alphabetical order by manufacturer, and with over 500 full colour examples, this book is the first and only overview of the drinks and confectionary industry during this period

Details
  • Author: Jonny Trunk 
  • Paperback: 240 pages | 515 illustrations
  • Publication date: January 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0995745599
  • Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.1 cm
Reviews

'The vivid packaging of yesteryear hooked children with images of space travel, pop stars and smoking, as seen in a new book showcasing the bounty of avid collector John Townsend' - The Guardian

'A breathtaking shot of nostalgia straight into the veins..this collection of sweet, pop and crisp wrappers is a brain burst of sugary, guilt free fun' - The FT


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