A fun book about vending machines

pizzaveding ital.jpg Vending Machines is a fun book by Christopher Salyers that shows vending machines from around the world. Most of them, not surprisingly, are from Japan — back home we sell everything from cigarettes to bird feed to used panties that way — but what I appreciated most was the imagery from around the world that reflected the wants/needs/stereotypes of a culture. This is a pizza and pasta vending machine in Italy; a couple more examples after the jump.
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You can buy umbrellas from a machine in East London.

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This machine at Shibuya station in Tokyo sells Smart cars.