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.
You can buy umbrellas from a machine in East London.
This machine at Shibuya station in Tokyo sells Smart cars.
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via; Previously]
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