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A special category of prints are labels for food products made with snails. Given European culinary history, no wonder that these may be found primarily in France 🙂

ETIQUETTE - Escargot

This label of “Escargots au naturel” as a brand from Paris has been designed ca. 1925 by an unknown artist [1]. The dextral Helix-like shell is not so ‘natural’ as the name suggest, but the animal as such is. By playing with shading the result is also quite amusing for an outsider.

[1] KTP, kh200911. Collection IM/Kharbine Tapabor.