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Pan Am was one of the better symbols of post-war Americana—from shuttling the Beatles across the Atlantic to making space flights in 2001—and it doesn’t hurt that the globe logo is one of the more iconic pieces of design to ever come out of a creative shop. Of course, they haven’t booked a flight for nearly 20 years…but that’s never stopped us before.

An outfit called Pan Am Brands popped up at the latest Project trade show with the famous globe pasted onto gym bags and weekenders—making it the perfect example of a zombie brand. But the logo’s so handsome we don’t really mind. Since we can’t vouch for the quality of the bags (or the website for that matter), we’d recommend sticking to something small like a passport case—but you can count on a double-take from security.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom