Design: Kaushiki Srivastava
Location: India
Project Type: Student Project
School: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Tutor: Soniya Bhase
Packaging Contents: Face Masks
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, Paper

Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer, active in and around the district of London in 1888. The name “Jack the Ripper” originated in a letter written by an individual claiming to be the murderer. It is still suspected that the killer could have been a woman, “Jill, the ripper”.

The masks “Jack or Jill” are fictional merchandise of this murder mystery. The project’s aim was to portray a narrative on the packaging of a chosen product that is related to the same.

Primary packaging is a surprise pack with 5 different types of masks that are named after the victims of ‘jack the ripper’. The story on the packet is – “Five victims – Mary Ann Nicholas, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly – are known as the ”canonical five” and their murders between 31 august and 9 November 1888 are often considered the most likely to be linked. The murders were never solved, and the legends surrounding these crimes became a combination of historical research, folklore, and pseudohistory.”

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