British vintage food packaging poster calendar

2019 Pickle Calendar

For our 2019 calendar we picked up pen and paper and decided to capture what our cupboard favourites looked like at the beginning. Packaging is a passion for us at Pickle, and these are a few of our favourite things – but not as you might know them! Picking just 12 for our poster calendar was hard, but we think we have most of the classics – from Cadbury’s Dairy Milk to “Aah, Bisto!” gravy!

Continuing the vintage aesthetic, Emma hand illustrated the packaging, making sure to preserve the vibrant colours. Some products were harder to find reference than others, but with a bit of detective work we have put together the early versions of very recognisable brands.

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