Monday, November 22, 2010

Nanny state food warnings

The NY Times:

It’s hard to imagine one small carton creating such a stir. Last week, federal drug regulators proposed stark new warnings for cigarette packages to scare smokers straight, including one showing a toe tag on a corpse. Once again, a familiar issue was engaged: where to draw the line between our freedom to damage ourselves and the role of government to protect us. What if different food products also had to warn consumers about their damaging, if less lethal, effects? Three artists imagined the possibilities.
Here's Lloyd Winter's design, suitable for McDonald's and their famous non-decomposing hamburgers: