Polydor carrier

German Polydor carrier bag

This smart little paper carrier bag came my way recently, and looks to be from the late fifties, judging by the style of the Polydor logo and the graphic of the two musicians in the corner, which can be seen on their records of the period.  It is designed to hold 7″ discs, with a reinforced top to support the string handle. You can imagine some young teenager swinging this in their hand as they left the local record shop. How it survived fifty plus years is anyone’s guess, and especially in such good condition – red ink is the first to fade in any degree of daylight.  I wonder what the pencil numbers were for?

More reading on ST33 • For musings on the design of the Polydor logo. For a 7″ German Polydor single bag of the same period.

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About simon robinson

Having worked as a designer mostly in the music industry, and mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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