Attention to detail is an innate quality of a good designer. Graphic designers tend to notice the design details– also known as principles and elements– like typography, color, balance and scale in all types of design, even matchbooks and record labels. Many graphic designers share their passion and appreciation for graphics through online collections, like the ones below. Enjoy for inspiration, and maybe get some ideas for yourself:
“[While] record cover sleeve art has always received plenty of attention (and rightly so) I believe that center labels have been somewhat neglected, so I thought I would set up this simple and easy to use site so I could share some examples,” states Foster. “To keep the focus solely on the artwork I have purposely not included any information on the music, artists or date of publication as most of that should be self explanatory from the images.”
Scope out the site, which appears to be in its beginning stages, for inspiration in vintage typography, graphics and color application.
“Matchbooks are one of the first true forms of advertising. The richest to the poorest could afford this medium to get their name out in the world,” says Blackman. “With matches being used less and less everyday, I want to document as many as I can find. The idea is to celebrate matchbooks through their design, typography and mystery attached to each one.”
Browse multiple categories of businesses including restaurants, politicians and hotels, and register your own. Two of my favorites are below.