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Camel cigarette packaging design

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Camel package Compared to current cigarette pack design, Camels artwork stand out as unspeakably exotic. It is possible the speculation about the naked man on the cigarette pack stems from the comparison of the ornate look of the Camels’ artwork to the austere and streamlined forms of other current brands. A pack of Camels, these days, looks far different from its neighbors in the cigarette rack at the store, but that wasn’t always the case. Other brands no longer on the marketplace also featured ornately overdrawn images.





The Camel logo printed on each package is an American icon, part of the nation’s history since 1913. Notice the camel’s foreleg. There is a little man standing in the foreleg, looking to the right, his hand on his right hip, the elbow protruding to his side. His facial features are defined, as is his erect penis which protrudes in front of him. The Camel man in the foreleg turns out to be a dickie waver — quite a different image from that featured over so many years in Camel ads as the symbolic hero camped in the wilderness, a loner, a man free from the impediments and obligations of civilization.

Why name this brand of cigarettes after an exotic animal, the like of which most people in 1913 would not see with their own eyes during their lifetimes?

The brand came by its unusual name and romantic packaging due to that era’s mania for all things Egyptian. The camel and pyramids were pure Egypt and thus filled with mystery, but it wasn’t just the allure of faraway places which drew people in Victorian symbol, things Egyptian were inextricably linked to mortality. Such images were also linked to empire and power, especially since Napoleon’s sacking of the Nile. The pyramids had influenced entire schools of sepulchral and imperial design, so it’s not unreasonable they would influence a ground-breaking new brand of cigarettes.

More Info:

Camel Wikipedia
Joe Carnal
New Camel Cigarettes
Camel cigarette brand marketing

Drum (tobacco)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Drum (tobacco) Drum is a brand of fine-cut handrolling tobacco. It was originally produced and distributed by the Dutch Douwe Egberts corporation. Douwe Egberts was purchased by the Sara Lee Corporation, which sold Drum to Imperial Tobacco, the current British producer. Drum is considered halfzware (Dutch for “half-strength”) type tobacco, although the flavors and cuts are not the same due to different methods of curing. Imperial also produces Drum in gold (blonde) and light (mild) varieties.

Drum (tobacco)

Drum is worldwide the #1 brand for shag tobacco. Before Sara Lee sold their Drum and Van Nelle tobacco section to Imperial the main factories for Drum were Drachten and Joure. The factory in Drachten was closed directly after the move to Imperial in 1989 and IT decided to further integrate the production within Douwe Egberts / Van Nelle (DEVN) which also had production facilities in the nearby Joure (30 km) and Meppel (60 km). IT invested 22 million guilders (€ 10 million) in new machinery for the remaining locations.[2] Drum Tobacco is also produced outside the Netherlands in several factories of the Imperial Tobacco group.

Drum (tobacco)

Davidoff ID Flavour

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Davidoff ID
The great design even extends to the cig itself. The filter dosent usually house a design this does it says ID all over it it looks nice we then have two bands and it says Davidoff ID the designings on the cig looks great. Looks very well made no lose tobacco, papers got a OK roll on it. Dark coloured tobacco . Smells a bit like coco , dry drag sweet flavour to it. lets get lit up. First drag, very smooth flavour really easy going down every even burn  from the start.

Great flavour for a 10 tar 0.8 nic and 10 carbon m im surprised at how smooth it is to smoke. Real full body to it , half way down getting a nice nicotine hit ive already had a few of these and to me this is a perfect cigarette nice burn time smooth smoke good nicotine hit. Its hard for me to describe flavours as some times its better to try them for yourself but its really good, different to other cigs it does stand out , but in a good way. Toward the end it does become a little harsher but is still a smooth smoke. Flavour stays consistent.Worth getting if you can get them where they are stocked.

Davidoff ID

Good points

-Great flavour stays consistent different from other brand available , its very unique and is great.
– Good burn time and every a even burn.
-Amazing pack design and cig design.
– Great nicotine hit.
Davidoff ID