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Charming Packaging Collages

Takako Handa's Transforms Snack Packaging into Recycled Cardboard Art

— October 3, 2014 — Art & Design
Japanese illustrator Takako Handa creates recycled cardboard art using discarded food and snack packaging. His charming collages boast scenes of urban cyclists, street vendors and rock bands among others that are intricately crafted.

The artist cuts up Japanese packaging and reassembles it together to create his collaged compositions. Though concealing most of the packaging that he uses, Takako Handa lives snippets of its typography in his finished pieces. This hit of typography adds a vivid touch to his artworks.

This series of recycled cardboard art boasts vivid colors and reveals unlikely and unexpected visuals. Takako's works celebrate imagination and prove that discarded materials are often the best medium for artists who are looking to push their creative boundaries.
Trend Themes
1. Recycling Art - Artists can transform waste materials such as cardboard into creative pieces of art, reducing environmental footprint.
2. Upcycling - Using discarded packaging materials to create something new with added value can segue from novelty creations and become viable commercial products.
3. Typography Art - Typography art, showcasing intricate letters and typography, is an eye-catching and versatile way for companies to present products with distinctive packaging and advertising.
Industry Implications
1. Snack Industry - Artistic packaging that shows more creativity and innovation could become a differentiator in a crowded market, leading to increased sales.
2. Packaging Industry - There are many opportunities for packaging suppliers and manufacturers to offer eco-friendly and customizable designs while ensuring functionality and durability.
3. Retail Industry - Retail companies could create marketing campaigns for environmentally-friendly packaging and recycling through consumer education and engagement.
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