Vintage Stainless Steel Sponge Packaging While passing through Utah, I made a stop at a Salt Lake City antique shop that looked like it was hit by a tornado full of awesome. While skimming through their historic piles of prizes, I found Danny Duzit looking right at me with his shining, silver afro. I’m a hoarder of many things, especially neat packaging, so naturally I had to get this delightfully designed package.
Japanese Coca-Cola While I was lecturing in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan at Vantan School of Design, I ended up gallivanting the side-winding streets looking to smuggle home an assortment of neat Japanese products. I’m not going to lie, I was also imagining how cool it would be to open up a Johnny Cupcakes shop in Japan someday. Anyways, I brought my dad home some Coca-Cola, as I had never seen a bottle like that before. It was oozing with retro-futurism.
Rattlesnake Eggs Next to the whoopie cushion, these Rattlesnake Eggs were the first prank that I got to terrorize people with. What looks like an envelope filled with rattlesnake eggs, is really hiding a wind up device inside that makes a loud rattling noise when opened. Usually jumpy pranks like this tend end up broken as the victims natural reaction is to toss it on the floor and/or across the room. This is why I now purchase my pranks by the dozen!
Johnny Cupcakes is the original unordinary bakeshop.
After starting out of the trunk of a car in 2001, Johnny Cupcakes has grown to be an exclusive, international brand with "faux-bakeries" in Boston, London and Los Angeles. Over the past 10 years, an inspiring community of collectors has formed, prompting customers to camp outside the stores for up to two weeks for limited edition product releases. Click through the story above to see more about the events, places and people that make up the brand.