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Brand Murad

The graphic artists who designed Egyptian style MURAD, THE TURKISH CIGARETTE packs(1904---1971)relied on Englishman Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament for inspiration. His folio of over 3000 examples of ornaments was first published in 1856. Jones had used his training as an architect to reproduce the ornate designs that he found while traveling in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and India. The talented Mr. Jones not only provided artists with accurate patterns of temple ornaments, but also a guide for aesthetic discipline or artistic good taste. The two columns that are part of the Murad design, were taken intact from Jones' Egyptian Plate VI. Cigarettes M