Tough Slate Design's Spice Packaging Mimics Traditional Playbills

By: Joey Haar - Sep 8, 2016
References: toughslatedesign & lovelypackage
Ukraine-based Tough Slate Design's baking spices are inspired by the theater, with designs and titles that reference both the playbills that advertise productions and the names of plays themselves.

The spice containers are shaped like the large, cylindrical poster holders that would advertise plays in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, just like a playbill, the spice containers from Tough Slate Design have labels that reference plays through cheeky puns.

Since the spices and pastry toppings are primarily for baking, many of their names make puns that cross baking with classic play titles. For instance, the package for anise seeds is labelled 'Romeo and Biscuit,' referencing Shakespeare's masterwork, and the package for sprinkles is called 'Waiting for Cupcake' in reference to Samuel Beckett's absurdist 'Waiting for Godot.'