We've been back and serving CustOMERs for 2 months. It's fun to see certain designs beginning to assert themselves; and, judging by the demand for the merchandise, one of those perennial REMO designs is Perkins Paste.
This one is unashamedly specific to Australia (and even more specifically the State of New South Wales).
Anybody who went to school in NSW of a certain age will likely remember Perkins Paste and the familiar pink plastic jar that it came in.
The label claims that it: "sticks quickly," "cannot spill," and is "non toxic" (all admirable features for a glue). Nothing on there about taste. Even so, every class in every school had a kid (or kids) who scored big points by being able to eat significant quantities of the sticky white almondy substance.
This design was initially manifest on a T Shirt in collaboration with Perkin's Products as a promotion for our Stationery Department (where we dutifully sold the actual stuff). They actually used to send us a cheque from time to time to thank us for the promotion.
The image captured the imagination of CustOMERs, and soon took on a life all its own.
Sadly, Perkins Paste appears to have vanished from the marketplace. A recent search has proved fruitless. Extinction is a real possibility. But fear not; its pink and sticky spirt lives on via this homage.
Perkins Paste at REMO merchandise range HERE
Perkins Paste Notebook HERE
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