6820. Macarons Français – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6820 – Macarons Français : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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Macarons were invented by two nuns who began making them to pay for their housing. The original recipe is said to have come from Venice where these types of cookies were made. Macarons evolved in the 1930’s becaming two cookies with a filling. You can read about it here.

6720. Seven Macarons – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6720 – Seven Macaros : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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Macarons were invented by two nuns who began making them to pay for their housing. The original recipe is said to have come from Venice where these types of cookies were made. Macarons evolved in the 1930’s becaming two cookies with a filling. You can read about it here.

6620. Les Crocos – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6620 – Les Crocos : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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Food packaging is very well researched in this a the history of packaging by Paula Hook and Joe E. Heimlich. Here is a quote “Although commercial paper bags were first manufactured in Bristol, England, in 1844, Francis Wolle invented the bag making machine in 1852 in the United States.” They state that the Chinese invented cardboard in the early 17th Century and glass containers can be found from 7000 years ago but it was the Kellog Brothers who had the genius to package cereal in boxes. The biggest advancements in individual proportions were thanks to the military. I read somewhere in a Slowfood magazine that it was the Scottish Army who discovered the use of packaging. So much trash we’ve made in 100 years.

The French love Haribo. I don’t eat candy but I do love these packages.

6520. Les Dragibus – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6520 – Les Dragibus : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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The history of food packaging is fascinating. A little over 100 years ago there wasn’t any packaging. Here is a good summary of how we have gotten to this point in this short a time of human history on the planet earth. Tons of trash we’ve produced only to pop a few candies in our mouths or eat a yogurt and throw the pot away to find it on the beach 25 years later, intact. The food packaging industry is huge. Packaging is designed based on psychological studies. If you want to be an infographic artist there are basically 2 options. The first is packaging. Stop eating sugar and see how much individual packages you consume.

The French love Haribo. I was kind of shocked to see so much candy when I first moved here.

6420. Schtroumpfs – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6420 – Schtroumpfs : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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The story of how the Smurfs got their name is really interesting. The creator fo the comic, Peyo, was having lunch with a friend and could not remember the name for salt. He called it sctroumpfs. This remiinds me of so many great times I’ve had with other artists doing silly things, à flaner. Let’s hope those times return and our governments will allow us to be free again.

The French love Haribo. I was kind of shocked to see so much candy when I first moved here.

6320. Tagadas – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6320 – TAGADAS: approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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The French love Haribo. I was kind of chocked to see so much candy when I first moved here.

6220. Paris-Brest – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6220 – Paris-Brest : approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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To quote directy from wikipédia: The Paris Brest was created in 1910 by Louis Durand, pâtissier of Maisons-Laffitte, at the request of Pierre Giffard, to commemorate the Paris–Brest–Paris bicycle race he had initiated in 1891.[1] Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris–Brest cycle race, and is now found in pâtisseries all over France.

If you want to know how to make the classiest Paris-Brest Pierre Hermé will show you.

6120. Haribo 2 – an illustration a day from Paris, France –

6120 – Haribo 2: approx 10x15cm : ink and watercolor on archival watercolor paper.

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Haribo has great packages. They are so pop.