80s Scrapbook: Robert Opie Collection of Brands of the Ages

1980s Scrapbook New Book Cover


Robert Opie is a well-known author of many books about British nostalgia and consumer history. Initially, as a teenager, Robert Opie gathered together contemporary packaging, everything from cereal boxes to cigarette packs.

Time Tunnel – Come on a journey to discover 150 years of remarkable brand stories and consumer culture from Victorian times to the present day.


The collection started in 1963 with a pack Munchies purchased in Inverness and its first exhibition in 1975 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. 1984 – 2001 The Museum of Packaging and Advertising is open to the public in Gloucester and 2005 in London followed by relocation in 2015 to larger premises.

The Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.



Cover for a Book on Brands

  • Collect 1980’s unique brands of its time.
  • People that inspired the age.
  • The fashion of its time.
  • Gadget’s remembered for its time.
  • Music.
  • Events.



Project: Design a Cover for a new book for Robert Opie Collection of brands of ages.

The 1980’s Scrapbook requires research and understanding of the branding or its era, what events marked the decade and influences from around the world that distinguishes from others. The book can not cover every everything. The scrapbook needs to quantify the most important and significant parts of the decade.

Client: Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.

  • Illustrator 10% 10%
  • Photoshop 80% 80%
  • Pencil and Pen 10% 10%

1980s Scrapbook

Margaret Thatcher “The Iron Lady”

Princess Diana Windsor “The Wedding of the Decade”

The Rubik Cube although invented in the 1970s, it was a symbol of the 1980s.

Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative.


1980’s Scrapbook