Eastern European Matchbox Labels

Mid-century mass production printing on cardboard has a unique look that’s emulated quite a bit these days. One would think the designers that made these matchbox labels were aware of how to make the best of the medium. It seems every possible misregistration was taken into account. Looking back on them now, it would appear they were designed to improve with every beating of the press. This is what graphic design is about.

Jane McDevitt has compiled a massive collection of these Matchbox Labels. Check out her blog as well.

Via It’s Nice That

Posted by on December 28, 2010
Filed Under Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography | 5 Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/theodore.bouloukos Theodore Bouloukos

    You have such exquisite curatorial instincts. Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.facebook.com/theorosendorf Theo Rosendorf

    Thanks Theo! Happy holidays to you!

  • http://www.apexmatch.com Matchbox Exporters

    I saw the different kind of matchbox labels. Matchbox is use to all kind of people.

  • holod

    я к такому привык)

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