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Biscuit tin

There is a rather unusual story to this biscuit tin from 1980. After thousands of these tins had been sold, an alert grocer took a closer look at the design on the lid. He couldn’t believe his eyes. According to its label, a jam jar on the table contains ‘shit’. Two dogs are copulating in the woods on the right, as are a naked couple in the background. It would seem from the six plants between the apple trees in the background that the host is also an enthusiastic cannabis grower. For a long time, the biscuit tins were thought to be an act of revenge by the designer Mick Hill, who had been fired. But he himself said it was no more than a good joke: “I just felt like adding a bit of smut to the proceedings.” These days, collectors pay vast sums of money for these tins.

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