bluegold bag
red coffee bag
graphic candy
sound bites
picture bga
anniversary bag
freshly roasted style beans
full-flavoured design jerky

things mil likes...
pick & mix: help yourself

* Of Yugoslav descent but born and raised in the UK, Mil inherited these unused decorative bags in a pile of family belongings and consequently discovered that, entirely unbeknown to him, his great-grandfather, George Stricevic, had established a department store in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka in the late 19th Century.

These bags reflect not only an evolutionary snapshot of early 20th C Bosnian graphic design practice, but a glimpse at the public face of a family business, which apparently sold clothing, haberdashery and household goods alongside comestibles such as tea, coffee, liquor & candies, until its appropriation by the communist government post WW2.


© mil stricevic 2009