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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pot O’ Gold

I have to admit, I was downright giddy to learn that General Mills had released a line of retro cereal packaging — including the Lucky Charms box from my early days of Big Wheelin’, Wiffleball playin’ and Voltron watchin’.

Perhaps I’m just a purist and minimalist at heart, but this hand-drawn illustration is far superior to the gradient-ridden, 3-dimensional, computer-aided illustration of today’s packaging. I would compare and contrast, but I’d rather not stink-up a perfectly good post, just to demonstrate my point. If you need to see the contemporary package, click here; otherwise just enjoy the goodness of a positively wonderful throwback to yesteryear.

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