petite precise pictures on matches

posted by the scholar on July 19th, 2007
filed under: flotsam & jetsam, illustration

from the land of the tiny hands, aka japan, i give you this amazing, precise matchbook art.





i don’t think this is what people have in mind when they refer to l.s. lowry’s paintings of matchstick men.





i love the soft rounded edges in the images, and am in awe of how a mundane, everyday item can be transformed into something so fun!

at q-blick for 189 yen each, or $1.55 us.

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7 Responses to “petite precise pictures on matches”

  1. technabob Says:

    chickens are my favorite.

    i think they’re having a conversation and saying “hey, what’s goin on. nothing doin’, just hangin’ out. how ’bout you? not much. i did see bill go up in flames yesterday. he’s such a hot head.”

    …or something like that.

  2. the scholar Says:


    i think i like the bumblebees best.

  3. Cool Photos Says:

    only in japan, obviously…

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi cool p,

    yes, only in japan. but i wish i could see these in person!

    thanks for the visit!

  5. Kacey Says:

    YAYJAPAN!little hands = cool pictures an matches! yayness

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi kacey,

    yay! glad you like them too! 🙂

  7. amalina Says:

    OMG, it was totally cute.. aww :DD

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