Duck Duck Book

5 – matchbox labels
11.8.2004, 12:04 am
Filed under: art & entertainment

Matchbox labels : over 2,000 elegant examples from all over the world / Jane Smith ; captions by Natasha Lomas.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly, c2004.
[MCL call number: 741.694 S651m 2004; two copies, no holds]

This odd little collector's book contains reproductions of matchbox labels arranged by type. The book's nine sections display matchbox covers with people, architecture, transport, animals, the natural world, objects, industry, leisure, and graphics. Flipping through this book you will see sweet little illustrations of workers, hotels, airplanes, ping pong equipment, nature scenes, socks and scarves, glamorous cigarette-smoking ladies, toothpaste, families reading the newspaper together, and much much more. (There is a whole page of elephant matchboxes!) The illustrations are in full color and are beautiful. Text in English, French, and Spanish.


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