Christopher D Salyers
- Page Count: 128
- Size: 7 x 9 inches
- Format: Casebound w/PVC dust jacket
- Publication Date: March 2010
- Price: $27.95
- ISBN: 978-0-9819600-1-2
With our ever-growing desire to eliminate the cashier from the retail equation, Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism documents the journey vending machines have made from technologically humble beginnings to the flashy consumer environments of today.
The introductory essay frames these automated dispensers in the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and Philip K. Dick. The interviews with Michael Keferl of CScout, a global trend research firm, and Clark Whittington, founder of Art-o-mat, provide further context for the photographs of vending machines from all over the world – with a special emphasis on Japan – that sell an astounding array of products, from beverages to pornography.
Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism serves as a visual point of reference for every consumer on the go.
Other Japan-themed books you might like:
Graffiti Japan – Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento – Face Food Recipes – Matchibako: Japanese Matchbox Art of the 20s & 30s – Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo