Ode to the wonders of vintage matchbook art

Since its limited commercial inception in 1820’s England with widespread industrialized production from Sweden in 1844, the matchbox has featured some of the most diverse and overlooked graphic design, illustration and print media in history. Many of the boxes were truly a joy to look at, full of spirit and odd whimsy that lacks in much of the world’s printed goods. Here is an original TDC design, created from scratch.



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