You know I have a thing for matchbook art. I really don’t want the book itself since I just lose them. But the art is the magic. The texture of bad printing, and simplistic lines. There is a crude yet very sophisticated approach to the art. YA! WARNING: I am about to go all art critic on a matchbook.
The design of these little fire starters is critical. You need to communicate your message in 2 inches. And all this while someone has it in their pocket or someplace, glove compartment etc. And of course sadly, most of all this was disposed of quickly. So oddly, a little matchbook like this is very very rare. And thus now art. Reproduced in the thousands, and yet. more valuable to me than all that fake crap made to look like old signs.
To replicate these you would have to have the type of press used, the crappy paper, and well.. no one needs matchbooks anymore. So see, these are somewhat obsolete. So they are art. small little art for your daughters, granddaughters doll house. MOOOOOOOOMMMM Grampy keeps trying to put boat art in my doll house. Ya. Okay maybe that isnt such a good idea.
BUT! If you own a Cobra, and if it was purchased in ATLANTA. Holy mother of god, you have a cool thing to put someplace to tell the complete story. Maybe laminated as a key ring?
WAIT, WHERE WERE WE? OH! YA MATCH BOOKS AND LIGHT MY FIRE! HIT IT!