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Vintage Thai package design for Ree Ree face powder.

This little stunner showcases a delightful sacred-secular duality. On the front, lofty sacred architecture from a Buddhist temple. On the back, a scientist hard at work in the lab, juggling test tubes amidst all kinds of bubbling brews.

Vintage face powder packets are extraordinary examples of early Thai graphic design. You’ll often find them at second-hand markets, which is where I picked up the one featured here.

Click here to see another vintage Thai face powder envelope with a  totally different feel.

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