So many formative experiences occurred in school cafeterias where the lunchbox was a symbol of your budding sense of identity. Those little tin boxes line the walls of one quaint little museum in the back of an antique mall in Georgia.
Equally important to the food you eat is how it's presented. Especially if that food is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and baby carrots, and you're carrying it to school day after day. That's the importance of the all-mighty lunchbox.
Dan Zieja collects stuff. Civil War weaponry. Picture discs. Autographs. It doesn't really matter what it is. Odds are he collects it.
Our childhood died when we realized that our precious GI Joe lunchbox would no longer impress our friends but get us laughed at and called a baby. As we carried our brown paper bag in shame, one graphic designer mused a solution. Her lunchboxes, seen here, hold food with style, folding out to reveal a facade of dining…