Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Ross MacDonald works in the movie business as a prop designer and consultant on period print and design. He worked on Quentin Tarantino's latest movie Hateful Eight, much of which takes place in an 1870 Wyoming trading post called Minnie's Haberdashery. One of the items that appears on the store shelves is a Red Apple tobacco tin. Red Apple is an iconic Tarantino brand that has appeared in every one of his films since Pulp Fiction. The Red Apple cigarette packages in those other films had an image of an apple with a cartoon worm popping out of it. MacDonald redesigned the brand for the movie, drawing inspiration for the illustration from lush late 19th century chromolithographed tobacco packaging. The addition of Eve and the serpent gave it a classical look, and yet somehow a looming hint of something ominous.