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All Wrapped Up!

Groovy Gift Wrap of the 1960s

By Kevin Akers

8 x 9 in; 256 pp;
400 color images
Paperback
February 2005
ISBN 9780811843737
ISBN10 0811843734

SKU# 9780811843737

$22.95
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Through hundreds of eye-popping reproductions, All Wrapped Up! celebrates gift wrapthat most ephemeral of paper productsfrom the groovy 1960s. The modest palette and conventional patterns of the previous decade eventually yielded to the riotous c...
All Wrapped Up!


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All Wrapped Up!

Through hundreds of eye-popping reproductions, All Wrapped Up! celebrates gift wrapthat most ephemeral of paper productsfrom the groovy 1960s. The modest palette and conventional patterns of the previous decade eventually yielded to the riotous colors, op art, and psychedelic visions that defined the late '60s, charting a course through the entire spectrum of mid-century graphic design and commercial illustration. Popular imagery of cute animals, adorable children, barbecue iconography for dad, funky florals, and Santas of every stripe grace these pages. A thoughfully wrapped present is a gift in itself, and All Wrapped Up! is the perfect package to celebrate the popular designs of the most visually exuberant decade of all.

 

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8 x 9 in; 256 pp;
400 color images
Paperback
February 2005
ISBN 9780811843737
ISBN10 0811843734
The nephew of a paper-product salesman, Kevin Akers is an award-winning designer and illustrator. He is principal of Kevin Akers design + imagery, a San Francisco Bay Area firm specializing in identity design, print, and retail packaging.

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Memory Lane

Memory Lane

10/11/11| TJ Maher
This book sits prominently on my coffee table and engenders a lot of nostalgia when guests go through it. If you are a boomer, or post boomer, there are several samples in this colorful book that will bring back many memories. We enjoyed how the book was sectioned out by theme and application.

Love this book...buy it! Great gift idea for the "hard to buy for" person who has everything...(they'll love it).

All Wrapped Up!

All Wrapped Up!

10/11/11| Christof Lewis
Groovey is Right!

If you opened Christmas gifts in the 60s, then this book is your memory tracker. Zoom back to your favorite gift from under Grandma's tree.

Page after page of period prints, designs, and just that 60's mentality.

Old School and on to the cutting edge of "FAR OUT MAN" is what you will view in this very colorful book.

A classic view of the art work from that Groovey time. Baby Showers, Birthdays, all the holiday's, and my personal favorite......wrapping paper for dad. They are just classic.

I have shown this book to many friends, and to the person, everyone says............."Hey, I remember that one, I had it at my ........" It seems everyone has a fond memory of how some special gift was wrapped.