Here’s another one of those catalog layouts especially beloved by trading stamp catalogs — a spread of dozens of products in a single shot. It must have been maddening for the art director and photographer to spend so many hours setting things up, but the payoff came when you clicked the shutter once and you’re done and now it’s the copywriter’s problem.
All that glistening copper (glistening until you put your fingerprints all over it, anyway) is a quintessentially 1980s thing. (Cover your kitchen space in shiny copper and butcher-block woods. It reminds me of fern bars. You remember fern bars, don’t you?) Oh, and stoneware, which shows up on the other page of the spread. And also the word “hostess”, which is a term that hasn’t been heard around our household in decades.