February 13th, 2007
day 13-peanuts tin skin

chalkboard surface
change the message whenever you want.
claim your food.
leave love notes.
record purchase date.
make a rating scale.
track consumption.

Feb 13 2007
11:06 am
Cait writes:

I LOVE this one!
Keep up the great work, it inspires me each day.
take care

Feb 13 2007
12:48 pm
kirsty mitchell writes:

i’m getting inspired to make packaging skins too y’know?
i really love this idea. i have a coffee mug with chalkboard surface and i write something on it before bed every morning so i have something nice to wake up to.

Feb 13 2007
12:52 pm
Kymberlee della Luce writes:

Keri, this is fabulous. I’ve been having a lot of fun looking at your inventive ideas. The cereal box is genius and this is a close second.
Cheers to your creative soul!

Feb 13 2007
1:33 pm
frozentoy writes:

Incredible tactile work Keri – keep it up!

Feb 13 2007
1:53 pm
raspberry writes:

This is so cool, I think I may have to do this with the sweetie jar!

Feb 13 2007
3:19 pm
rosa murillo writes:

It’s genious! I can see how your ideas are progressing, they are getting more interesting!

Feb 13 2007
4:27 pm
teresa mcfayden writes:

Too much fun!! Love your new packaging for everything. :)

Feb 13 2007
11:48 pm
Jackie writes:

Kerri, lovely article in Sommerset Studio!! Inspiring…now I want to dig up my sidewalk chalk bucket…well after all the feet of snow goes away here! Jackie

Feb 14 2007
3:47 am
Katie writes:

Hi Keri – I’ve been popping in every so often so see the progress of your ‘create a thing a month’ month. Covering commercial products was an interesting choice! But I keep thinking it’s like doing the job twice. While I agree with your position on ad-free sites and living a life free from the thumb of commercialism, I sometimes wonder if your designs are, if not for yourself then for others, just a form of rebranding?

Feb 14 2007
5:51 am
switchsky writes:

you are cracking me up with this keri…carry on!

Feb 14 2007
8:28 am
keri smith writes:

Here are my thoughts on this:
I would agree that what i am doing is a form of “rebranding” IF 1. I was selling them, and/or 2. if it was my intent to present them as products, (i.e. cover your products with the keri smith version instead.)
in my opinion the concept of branding is directly linked with the intent of the creator, (i.e. wanting to label a product so as to make it a known commodity.) In this case my intent is only to share these ideas as a concept. I am sharing my ideas both as a political statement (questioning consumerist culture), and also as a way of demonstrating an alternative to that. I am intending this as a means for others to think about the space that brands and logos occupy in their own lives.
in my opinion this is not a form of branding.
I would like people to keep in mind that this series of works are part of create a thing a day month. They are created in the spirit of experimentation and investigation, and in most cases done in 20 minutes or less a day, (though a couple took longer than this). I am hoping to push myself into some new and interesting places with it, and I want to allow my ideas/thoughts to grow and expand as I go.

Feb 14 2007
8:42 am
Katie writes:

You know it’s an interesting debate – because is branding much more than putting one’s ‘mark’ on something? Along the line with whatever purchase a person has made it has been given a mark to denote its origins – if we reclaim our products with our own ‘mark’ perhaps it feels like reclaiming its space but on a small scale its (c) insert your name here.
Regardless, I like what you’re doing. It’s incredibly beautiful like all your work. The next best thing would probably be manufacturing the whole shebang..

Feb 14 2007
9:16 am
jane lafazio writes:

I just love this idea! I could totally get behind creating new packaging for the products in my home…The chalk paint is brilliant. And why not have personalized toothpaste, or change that perscription pill label to read “sugar pills” instead of prozac…Change that chardonnay bottle to ‘purified water from france or somewhere’ or … ah, endless possibilities!

Feb 14 2007
12:56 pm
kenya writes:

keri … these are brilliant! i look forward to living in your logo free world!
i love them all and this one is my fave thus far. my hub and i already leave messages for each other in the cereal boxes. but to be able to add “born on” dates etc is beyond clever.
keep ‘em coming!

Feb 14 2007
2:32 pm
NessieNoodle writes:

This series is great. But I do have to say this is one of my favorites!
(I am also partial to the map, being a geographer/cartographer by trade).
So much fun. I love stopping by here to see what you are up to- keep up the fabulous inspiration!

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