Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tank Books

As one habit dies hard, another takes hold.

As the ban on smoking in public places continues to sweep the United Kingdom, Tank Magazine launched a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs – the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.

Idea generator and design mavericks, (the British company) Tank Form has adopted an icon of design, stolen its meaning, turned it into pop art, and given it to a far less corrosive habit.

Titles [[$14 each]] include: Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"; Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and “The Undefeated”; Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis” and “In the Penal Colony”; Rudyard Kipling's “The Man Who Would Be King”; “The Phantom ’Rickshaw” and “Black Jack”; Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and Leo Tolstoy's “The Death of Ivan Ilych” and "Father Sergius."

Classic stories presented in classic packaging; objects desirable for both their literary merit and their unique design. A perfect gift for people on the move, lovers of literature and connoisseurs of design.

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