|vintage matchbox series|
|these two are my favorite ones|
I like vintage typography and lucky me I'm not the only one. I bought one really nice vintage typography book and posted about it in June. I found fun post about Madrid's vintage sign typography in Poppytalk by Serena Olivieri and she referred to Tracy Castro's post about Texas typography in Poppytalk. Typography is more than only appearance. What typography tells about certain place like Texas as Tracy asks. And I'm wondering what typography tells about time of these matchboxes? Certainly there is much more decorative style in those boxes what we have had for awhile in our everyday products. They look like more carefully done. They are just matchboxes but still they look like more precious because of their appearance...and lame truth might be that maybe they were only part of the time and no exception. But then I have to say I like the apppearance of that time. There's some elegant glamour in it. But the message is still the same. I mean as you can read the written text on the box... I only use Swedish matches...well that is very popular slogan - still.