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Matchbook: Indian Matchbox Labels
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Matchbook: Indian Matchbox Labels (Other)

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Designed as a large matchbox, complete with slipcase and striking edge, "Matchbook" is the first ever collection of Indian matchbox labels. Sold in every road-side booth, matchboxes are a significant part of daily life in India - whether to light up a beedi, a wood fire, or a kerosene stove. Curious, hilarious, visually stunning, and possessing an erratic charm, Indian matchbox labels come in a staggering variety of designs. The book showcases almost 1000 colorful members of this extended family, including such brands as Cheetah Fight, Judo Deluxe, Tip Top, and New Shit. A concise introduction provides an insight into India's complex match industry. "Matchbook" makes a perfect gift for artists, graphic designers, pyromaniacs, smokers, non-smokers, and anyone with a sense of humor and an affinity for the quirky.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersGraphic designArt, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesBooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, autographsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryGraphic design Publisher: Tara Books Publication Date: 01/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9788186211229  Details: Type: Other Format: Books
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A designer, photographer and obsessive collector of all manner of curios, Shahid Datawala is well known in design circles in India and Europe. Datawala is often seen trawling the street markets of Indian cities where, among other things, he has managed to accumulate thousands of matchbox lables. His collection is one of the most enviable in the country. Mariswaran is the son of a well known calendar artist and the collector of popular and graphic art. He is a life long resident of Sivakasi - the centre of both India's calendar art and match industries - and has an intimate knowledge of the economic and cultural life in and around this region.

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