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By now, I think we’ve established that matchbox label designers are obsessed with the number three. Or are they? Oops.
A popular mealtime beverage in the United States is cold tea, usually served over ice. In restaurants with self serve drinks, it’s often found in large canisters alongside the soda machines. The two most common styles of iced tea are … Continue reading
Good things come in threes, particularly in the design departments of the matchbox label industry. Here are some matchbox threes from the animal kingdom, including two versions of the most famous animal trio of all. (The Three Cranes are particularly … Continue reading
Another installment in our ongoing series exploring the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label designers with the number three. Fire is a logical topic for artwork of this kind. So have three sources of ignition, and three things … Continue reading
The fourth in an ongoing series exploring the odd historical fascination of the world’s matchbox label design community with the number three. Today: botanical subjects, arbitrarily arranged from the obvious to the obscure.
(Symbolic) Bud in the junkyard. I especially love the green phone.
The internet is all about pictures of cats, and so is the shadowy network of matchbox label designers. Who are, as always, equally obsessed with the number three. (That middle one is one of the reasons I don’t keep cats. … Continue reading
Continuing our weekly exploration of the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label design industry with the number three. This week: “The Three Something”.
There’s something about the number three that’s downright irresistible to the world’s designers of classic matchbox labels. This set comes from Sweden. Wonder how many weeks I can keep this up out of my collection on Pinterest? (Hint: longer than … Continue reading