DEATH™ on Valentine’s Day – 14 February to 29 March 2015

death cigarretes exhibition

death cigarretes“Cigarettes Rule. They deliver every time. They’ll also kill you. It’s a money back guarantee.” – BJ Cunningham

HINTERLANDGALLERY presents DEATH™ Cigarettes from the Enlightened Tobacco Company PLC: an exhibition of the twentieth century’s most honest, provocative and confrontational product campaign.

DEATH™ Cigarettes were launched in the UK in 1991 and sold originally in black soft packaging printed with a white skull and crossbones. Later products included DEATH™ Lights (marketed as Slow DEATH™), and DEATH™ Shag. Bold, no nonsense designs clearly stated the product’s ethos; “Manufacturer’s advice: Cigarettes are addictive and debilitating. If you don’t smoke don’t start.” “It’s Your funeral” and “Too bad, You’re gonna die.”

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HINTERLANDGALLERY’s exhibition will be featuring the only two known surviving original ‘ADSHELL’ posters from the ‘suppressed’ 1994DEATH™ Cigarettes poster campaign, original ‘DEATH™ Trap’ vending machines, early original artwork designed for DEATH™ Cigarettes original website homepage and other DEATH™ related products.

  • DEATH™ runs from 14 February to 29 March 2015
  • Hinterland Gallery, 65 The Old High Street, Folkestone , KENT CT20 1RN