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“Thank You for Shopping With Us!” plastic bag

Photo(s) by Nick ShermanImported from Flickr on Nov 27, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 2015
“Thank You for Shopping With Us!” plastic bag 2
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Nick Sherman and tagged with “bookman”. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

One of the many swashy Bookman variants from the 1960s somehow survived into the present. This generic shopping bag features a particularly chewed up rendition of unknown origin, overexposed, (too) tightly spaced, with undefined details, and questionable terminal swash forms for r and s. About the only thing that reveals that this is not a decades-old artifact is the recycling info set in Arial. Spotted in New York in 2015.


  • Bookman Bold Swash
  • Arial




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1 Comment on ““Thank You for Shopping With Us!” plastic bag”

  1. This bag with its mangled Bookman has become a bit of a meme.

    Already in or before 2014, someone blew up the piece of lettering and put it onto a (gallery?) wall.

    In 2016, artist Analía Saban made a limited series of prints with a variation reading “Thank You for Shopping Here!” which is part of the LACMA collection.

    In 2017, Chad Landenberger did a riff titled “Thank You For Skating”.

    And now it made it into the latest newsletter by Source Type.

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