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During the postwar heyday of the automobile, as 'tin can tourists' headed out on highways such as Route 66 to discover the vastness of America, 'Mom and Pop' hotels and motels thrived. Signage was everything and these wonderful designs were replicated on matchbooks, freely available at the bar, rooms and reception desks. This publication is a celebration of the iconic designs of these matchbooks, offering a glimpse through design into this bygone era.
ISBN 9781912066568. Design for Today.
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During the postwar heyday of the automobile, as 'tin can tourists' headed out on highways such as Route 66 to discover the vastness of America, 'Mom and Pop' hotels and motels thrived. Signage was everything and these wonderful designs were replicated on matchbooks, freely available at the bar, rooms and reception desks. This publication is a celebration of the iconic designs of these matchbooks, offering a glimpse through design into this bygone era.
  • Publisher
    Design for Today
  • Release
    April 2020
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    limited edition of 1250 copies. quarter clothbound on Munken Lynx Rough paper. 20 x 25.5 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    out of stock
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