Canisters

If you think of the canister form as a smallish playing field, whole worlds appear within it. Well, at least to me. What’s fun about these container shapes – whether or not their purported contents are real in any way – is that the attempt to describe and sell them with words, colors and graphic design happens in 3D and are revealed upon closer examination. The fronts carry most of the load, but details from all the other surfaces can support it. Those tag lines and bursts, especially in the originals, really come into play. Add in some random dents and of course some rust, make sure the lids come off and the work could actually contain, and you’ve got too much fun.

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