I haven’t been there, but it’s on my list

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Tropical beaches lined with palm trees, lush green meadows and mountainous snowy peaks. A postcard-leporello publication for a 2012 solo exhibition by Dutch artist Simon Kentgens:

"Tropical beaches lined with palm trees, lush green meadows and mountainous snowy peaks. Everyday we are surrounded by packaging that shows us these desirable landscapes. Each label is a small paradise that looks exactly like how we imagine it to be. Zooming in on the landscapes, the labels are detached from their commercial message: they are a window to our imagination. Grocery shopping becomes a trip to an exotic world. Simon Kentgens has been collecting and archiving packaging since 2007. The collection now consists of over a 1000 varieties from all over the world."

Enjoy your own piece of paradise with this precious collection of decontextualized images.

Designed by Remco van Bladel

Published by Onomatopee, 2012

8 postcards, perforated in leporella book, full color, 4 × 6 inches