Matchbox Labels

Published March 29, 2010 by Molly

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Jane collects vintage matchbox covers from (mainly) Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s. “My interest in matchbox labels lies primarily in the design,” she writes, “but also the concept that these small images can communicate to a large number of people.”

The images that make up Jane’s rad collection demonstrate the possibilities of modern design as well as the ability of labels to speedily convey propaganda and public service announcements alike. We love the old-school East German trucks the best, though the geometrically-abstracted Polish dancing couples are a close second.

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  1. laurita says:

    I found your post and this other one at the same time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qxrN93Xbpg&feature=player_embedded

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