The latest creation by Jonny Trunk in cooperation with Fuel Publishing is quite simply a masterstroke of archive research and publishing genius. Wrappers Delight isn’t a homage The Sugar Hill Gang rather it is firmly focused on the sweet toothed kids of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Featuring wrappers from many long lost confectionary delights plus carbonated drink cans and more, this dip into nostalgia see’s wave after wave of childhood emotions come flooding back to those of the aforementioned generations.
Whilst this will immediately appeal to those able to remember buying ½ penny sweets, the colours, designs and overall layout of the book will be a feast for anyone with an eye for gorgeous designs, plus anyone who loves their retro gadgets. Jarvis Cocker opens proceedings with a deliberately cute foreword before Jonny gives a fascinating timeline of how he came into possession of the wrappers from the archive of Mr John Townsend, serial mass collector of everything confectionary related.
Collated together by manufacturers name there are some major players on show. Golden Wonder ringo crisps, Black Magic chocolate box, Strike Cola flavoured drinks, an assortment of Walls ice cream wrappers when the cartoon figures on the packets looked as good as the refreshing treat you were about to enjoy, Birds Eye fish finger note pads plus a mixture of rock star wrappers depicting what looks like Led Zepplin in their prime plus The Beatles get a look in on number of edible magnificence plus many more overwhelmingly fascinating products on show.
Never before and I would be so bold to say, probably ever again will I enjoy a book as much as this one. An absolute sure fire hit, no doubting the reception it will receive will reverberate for generations to come in the homes of individuals and families across the world. A rip roaring retrospective product of the highest order.