The Label Man
April 3, 2004 1:23 PM   Subscribe

The Label Man: vintage crate labels.
posted by hama7 (21 comments total)
I've bought and framed some fruit labels from paperstuff. Very nice guy, amazing selection. And the art is often beautiful. They're like vintage posters only smaller and 1/100 the cost.
posted by Nelson at 2:18 PM on April 3, 2004

Just to double post - one of my favourite labels is orbit california oranges. And this red hat label makes a nice gift for your Linux geek friend.
posted by Nelson at 2:20 PM on April 3, 2004

Nice stuff, thanks, both of you.
posted by carter at 2:53 PM on April 3, 2004

I must admit - I just bought 4 labels as 'cheap' artwork for the kitchen... Thanks!
posted by matty at 4:06 PM on April 3, 2004

Bimbo Finest Melons.
posted by fvw at 5:23 PM on April 3, 2004

one of the last bastions of good -- I mean really good -- design in america, sadly departed once the methods of produce packing changed.

we've gotten all ours from paul jarmusz who is an great and interesting guy, and a collector as well as a vendor.
posted by dorian at 5:44 PM on April 3, 2004

Okay, everyone needs to STOP POSTING MORE LABEL LINKS, because I can't stop looking at them!!
posted by JanetLand at 6:02 PM on April 3, 2004

Yeah, JanetLand's starting to see stuff like this in real life. Label overload!
posted by attackthetaxi at 6:09 PM on April 3, 2004

Sorry JanetLand, but there's this too: Label Collector.

I can't stop either, for what it's worth.
posted by hama7 at 6:10 PM on April 3, 2004

Man, you're mean. :)
posted by attackthetaxi at 6:13 PM on April 3, 2004

Man, you're mean. :)

If lovin' labels is wrong, attackthetaxi, I don't want to be right. :)
posted by hama7 at 6:19 PM on April 3, 2004

Hee hee hee... Buxom Melons.

Nice link, thanks.
posted by synecdoche at 6:34 PM on April 3, 2004

hama7 was also responsible for me spending money at
posted by carter at 7:01 PM on April 3, 2004

nice find hama7.

from an inside source in the shipping industry - the days of fruit and vegetable labels are over - as much as the growers love to see their names on the boxes, reusable packaging systems will seal their fate - and thus make these more valuable?
posted by specialk420 at 7:22 PM on April 3, 2004

Gay Johnny...a Texan, no less.
posted by ColdChef at 7:47 PM on April 3, 2004

For folks from Austin: MOPAC Pears

I don't know what to think about this one: Oh, Mama

And, of course...Gay Cock.
posted by ColdChef at 7:53 PM on April 3, 2004

Heh, I might buy this one: Skeezer Vegetables
posted by ColdChef at 8:03 PM on April 3, 2004

I'll have an order of Blushing Vegetables.
posted by stbalbach at 8:41 PM on April 3, 2004

Excellent post. thanks~!!!
posted by tomplus2 at 9:20 PM on April 3, 2004

hama7, your label-fetish weirdness flat out gives me the... Oh wait, this is good. Keep it coming.

And on a totally unrelated note: climax.
posted by armage at 9:24 PM on April 3, 2004

Yummmm! The Label Made Me Buy It might be of interest to all you label lusters.
posted by lobakgo at 5:29 PM on April 4, 2004

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