Since we’ve all found The Yellow Sign, and have TKIY on the brain, I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head. But, in what will be a first, but maybe not the last, I thought I’d ‘take the pulse’ of the fandom and ask what like-minded people would like to see. Keep in mind the results of this poll are non-binding, but I thought it might be a fun idea:
After a lot of on-and-off work, I’ve finally printed, cut and folded my first set of Balaji Imperial cigarettes replicas:
Here’s a sample of the files associated with this project:
I made multiple versions of the box art, and two versions of a hypothetical tax stamp as well. The package art shown in the big photo above is as close to screen-accurate as I can get, given the references. Some of the smaller text I had to guess at, and the art on the top flap is speculative as well.
The die-line was tricky as well, and still needs to be improved in places.
Presented as a public service for those who need to pad a period newspaper, or add some red herrings to the back side of an article. The following images are all real, period articles from American papers, 1924-1929.
A special note to those composing period newspaper articles: please do your due diligence. Research real articles from the period and area in question. A simple Google Image Search for the location, year, and ‘newspaper article’ should give you some samples of what they would look like. As will the following excerpts: