Bags have given rise to a minor publishing industry. This genre
is aimed at designers, seafarers and all those who appreciate barfbags for
their aesthetic characteristics as well as their ability to hold liquid
Eine Welt voller Tüten: Abfalltüten aus Flugzeugen
Tina Strube, 2007
Fachhochschule Münster, Germany
An exquisitely presented, 266-page homage to the barfbag by Ms Strube,
a design student at the
Technical College in Münster, Germany. Based on Thorsten Hecht's
collection, this book displays hundreds of bags and their design details,
traces the history of each airline's bag design.
In German, but don't let that put you off if you don't speak the
language. The pictures and the design speak for themselves.
Hardcopies not available. Download the PDF files below, and gape in
wonder at this masterpiece.
Individual sections (smaller files)
Pages 1-11 (front matter,
flight) (3275 kb)|
Pages 12-19 (the collection,
legend) (2610 kb)|
Pages 20-59 (Americas) (5475
Pages 60-89 (Africa) 2666 kb)|
Pages 90-97 (Europe:
Scandinavia, Ireland) (2519 kb)|
Pages 98-119 (Europe: UK) (11,
Pages 120-148 (Europe: Spain,
France, Belgium, Germany) (4115 kb)|
Pages 149-174 (Europe: other
countries) (3577 kb)|
Pages 175-197 (Middle East,
Pakistan) (3764 kb)|
Pages 198-223 (East Asia)
Pages 224-250 (South and
Southeast Asia) (3373 kb)|
Pages 251-260 (Oceania,
glossary, bibliography, index) (1141 kb)
Buch zur Tüte
Gerd Otto-Rieke, 2000
Enjoy 48 witty pages introducing you to the
science of "Tütologie". Don't understand German? Hey, you can
still admire the pictures of rare bags and look at the cartoons.
Order from Alabasta Verlag, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerd wants to publish this book in English. Anyone know of a
bag-loving publisher interested in a slice of the massive profits to be made? Contact Gerd directly, and mention
My Little Green Book of Seasickness
Charles Mazel, 1992
thesis of experiences with motion sickness drawing on both
personal and historical topics and... yes, it had a barf bag as a
bonus tucked between the pages of each book.
"In addition, there are two known designs issued (I have both).
The first bag was a longer version and the second (perhaps as a
cost-saving device) was smaller. Both used identical stickers on
- Bruce Kelly
The book comes in two editions, pictured on the left, identical
except for the covers. The book is full of interesting and witty
tidbits about seasickness through the ages. Order your own signed
copy, including the bag, direct from the author at
Die unpaessliche Tuete: Eine visuelle Hommage an den Hygiene-Beutel
Joerg Meyer, 2004
Diploma thesis, Media Faculty, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
"The indisposed bag" is a diploma thesis on the design of the
humble sanitary bag. It has two volumes: 84 spiral-bound pages of
entertaining, informative and detailed text in German, and 100 pages
of designs and visual humour in full colour.
Both volumes come in a specially printed bag. In keeping with
most of the bags described in the thesis, it makes no attempt at