Yesterday, I revealed my guilty pleasure of Christmas tins and you probably thought I was a wee bit crazy excited over some tins. Oh but there’s more! I also picked up a few of these styles (my ability to pack our little studio flat from top to bottom is impressive). The top square tin of shortbread is a bit more from the ‘Sasek’ illustration collection, like the routemaster bus, and has a Pillar Box on it, so obviously that had to make its way into our home somehow!
The Swiss Biscuit Collection tin is a remake of last years uber successful tin which is illustrated by Sanna Annukka, a half Finnish half English illustrator (the artist behind the Keane “Under the Iron Sea” album artwork). The tin has a fabulous matte silk finish with embossing on the illustration and feels super luxurious and not at all like ’supermarket’ packaging. And again, a great use of type that doesn’t shout ‘I’m a naff package from 2010′. Well done M & S, you’ve driven me to becoming a tin hoarder in one day flat and with enough cookies to last until next Christmas. Guess it’s time for a cuppa tea?
These tins are part of the Marks & Spencer Christmas Collection. Photographs by Pillar Box Post
Getting into the Christmas mood? Check out these christmas windows from 2009
Part 1: Bonpoint, Aubin & Wills and Ted Baker Christmas Windows
Part 2: Daylesford Organic and Notting Hill Bookshop
Part 3: Loft Design & Toast
Part 4: Pedlars & Anthropologie