Paper Bags as Art

Architect Jeremy Barbour has discovered a new – and highly creative – use for the classic brown paper bag. Barbour, of the Brooklyn based firm TACKLEBOX Architecture, created the design for the interior of OWEN, a clothing boutique in the city’s chic Meatpacking District which calls for a whopping 25,000 or so paper bags. They form a curved and continuous line from the ceiling down one wall of the store. The bags are set side by side, opening towards the inside and stapled to the wall, creating a honeycomb effect that comes in contrast to the exposed brick of the shop’s other walls.

Paper Bags Fuel Family Creativity

The use of the humble brown paper bag in an upscale store may be an unusual example of post-modern irony, but as any parent or grade school teacher can tell you, the paper bag is a staple for crafts and family fun of all kinds. Recycling paper bags for art has always been popular amongst the family set for a range of art projects, setting them apart from poly bags or other types of reusable bags.

Popular uses include:
–    Quick and easy puppets
–    Hats
–    Cut out projects like paper roses or scrapbook elements

IceGreen Paper Bags
Plain paper bags may have their more esoteric uses, but at ICEGREEN, we’ve always understood the versatility of reusable paper bags for everything from easy giftwrapping, wine, shopping and groceries.

Our bags are made from 100% recycled materials. They’re reusable and eco-friendly even as they can provide convenience in a variety of applications. As a retailer, they can be as decorative as you desire and be customized to feature your logo and other elements. Your customers will want to use them, taking your brand home, to work and other places whenever they want an attractive way to carry their goods. Reusable paper grocery bags and reusable paper shopping bags are far sturdier than the plastic fare you find at most retailers – offer your customers the eco-friendly advantage.

Looking for the best in reusable and paper bags? Contact us today for a pressure-free quote. We can help.

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