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Matchless Beauties: The Art Of Pin-Up Matchbook Covers
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Matchless Beauties: The Art Of Pin-Up Matchbook Covers (Paperback)

£26.99
Usually despatched in 7-10 days.

Synopsis

Matchless Beauties is a presentation of hundreds of

classic "Girlie" matchbook covers in full color, displaying pinups by legendary

pinup artists such as Earl Moran, George Petty, and Alberto Vargas, as well as

many unsung anonymous artists who created beautiful "Glamour Girls" to sell

everything from lightbulbs to lingerie. Today's burlesque revivalists can find

inspiration in the colorful covers shown in one chapter, while hula dancers

invite tourists to exotic luaus and stateside tiki bars in another. The range of

applications and advertisers is astounding!





Culled from one of the best private

collections of matchcovers in the country, Matchless Beauties offers a fun

journey into one of the most popular forms of ephemeral advertising of the 20th

century. On a more practical note, this book will also serve as a handy visual

reference guide for professional graphic designers looking for ideas. Whether

used as inspiration or just enjoyed as sweet eyecandy, Matchless Beauties is a

welcome addition to the library of anyone who appreciates feminine beauty and

vintage advertising.

Richard Greene is an award-winning designer with over 30 years working in the graphic arts. A life-long collector of advertising and printed pop-culture ephemera, his collection of over 250,000 matchcovers and matchbooks encompasses over 120 different organized categories. As an active member of the Rathkamp Matchcover Society, and the Liberty Bell Matchcover Club, he regularly attends matchcover swapfests and auctions on the hunt for rare and unusual matches. He lives in southern New Jersey with his librarian wife Kathy Schalk-Greene, and Bosun, a Portuguese Water Dog who has his very own matchbook.

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