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Disturbing Novelty Cigarette Package – Realistic Cigarettes

We have a huge museum of novelty items here at Archie McPhee headquarters and we occasionally go through them to look for new ideas. One feature of One common feature of traditional novelty packages from Japan is to draw a picture illustrating how the product is intended to be used. This gets around having to [...]

The First Archie McPhee Catalog

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’ve scanned and posted our first catalog! The text below it is from the introduction to our upcoming book written by owner Mark Pahlow describing exactly how this catalog came to be. I did the primitive layout for those first few (catalogs) myself.   I’d take bad black and white photos [...]