Tin Recipe Box
Just like products today, illustrations and typography played a large role in the design of products during the 1970s. This tin recipe box was made in the late 1960s to early 1970s by Ohio Art Co. The box is filled with hand drawn illustrations of food like a fruit box, lemons, and apples. The front of the box features the work “RECIPES” in a bold, bright red, sans serif typeface. There is also a feature on the box called the “Recipe Rest”, where you can place your recipe while you are cooking. The box is personalized with the name Cathy, showing that this would have been a very personal and special product in the home. By looking at this tin recipe box, designers today can be inspired by the style of illustrations, the use of typography, as well as the functionality of the box.