28 October 2011

vintage vendredi: matchbox labels

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Isn't this collection of vintage matchbox cover art wonderful? These were made mostly in Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of them portray public service announcements in cute and quirky ways, with a forward-thinking design aesthetic that really intrigues me.

All images are from this flickr. Maraid Design explains more about the collection here.

First seen via Isabelaniel!



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2 comments:

  1. they're so great! they sure beat those tacky hotel ones :)

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  2. oh yes these are great, there three from Poland, the first and the last one and the one with tv-head-cats:)

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