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Strike Away

450 painted, sculpted, cut, fired, and sewn artworks made from matchbooks by 225 artists from around the world. More photos at #strikeawayshow on Instagram. Currently on exhibit at Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids. (via Lustik)
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 11, 2015 - 5 comments

Fifty things

Fifty matchbooks, from when smoking was cool. Fifty Halloween masks. Fifty birds. Fifty personals. Fifty other things.
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 21, 2010 - 11 comments

Eastern European Matchboxes

210 Eastern European Matchbox covers via
posted by jonson on Oct 15, 2006 - 10 comments

Amazing Matchbook Art Collection

The Match World Virtual Museum is dedicated to showcasing the best artwork from the ~25,000 matchbooks in the collection of the Japanese Match Manufacturers Association, including Foreign Matchbooks, Advertising on Matchbooks and various matchbook companies, all with decent, sized images available if you click on the thumbnail versions. Some really attractive stuff in here. Previously on Metafilter
posted by jonson on Aug 21, 2006 - 8 comments

Matches & matchbooks

Matches & matchbooks: History (and more history [urine???]), museum, the matchbook inventor, how safety matches are made, the matchbook as artform & chronicle of the 20th Century, obsession, or just an interesting diversion. Attempting to go match-less?
Hopefully an educational and entertaining weekend diversion on the subject of portable fire the old-fashioned way.
posted by spock on Dec 11, 2004 - 11 comments

Sketches on the covers of matchbooks.

Jason D'Aquino - sketches. My faves can be found in the circus and matchbook galleries.
posted by dobbs on Oct 5, 2004 - 4 comments

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