The Appeal of Vending Machines by jyokota

The Appeal of Vending Machines

Next up in the "industrial design" series.

No country could possibly ever have more vending machines than Japan. They can be found absolutely everywhere, lined up in the most unexpected places. The scream advertisement -- color, ads, etc. Today's photo is another example of "industrial design" in Germany and that even without much overt advertisement, and looking even rather jail-ish, the contents still clearly appeal to children. A rare example of a candid from me!
Good candid. The geometrics of the machines are interesting and clearly of a different style than what we see in the States. And you also captured the oversized backpacks that kids--around the world it appears--are now carrying.
March 9th, 2013  
Those are very jail-like vending machines! But I bet they're not locked up at night, so, well, that's good design I think! Very nice candid, it sure shows the universal appeal of the vending machine.
March 10th, 2013  
@taffy @anwan Thanks for commenting . . . interesting how vending machines are also a glimpse of a culture, too. @vankrey will be very surprised to see this one -- I wonder if our teens we travel with would be tempted to stop at every single vending machine they meet?
March 10th, 2013  
Great candid. Interesting looking machines. They do have a universal appeal for kids I think
March 10th, 2013  
very unappealing design - would never go in Japan! and I think you know the answer to your own query ;-) Congrats on the candid, definitely captures the desire.
March 10th, 2013  
Great candid. Yes, very unappealing design. Typical German. Just kidding! Germany has some wonderful design.
March 10th, 2013  
@taffy @anwan @rachelwithey @vankrey @danielwsc -- thanks for looking, reading and commenting! I think Anwan hit it when she said it doesn't have to be locked up at night, which makes it a good design. Certainly not an "advertising" style at all, but functional!
March 10th, 2013  
Very interesting, the different design...but the contents are still the same!
March 11th, 2013  
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