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Matchless Beauties : The Art Of Pin-Up Matchbook Covers, Paperback / softback Book

Matchless Beauties : The Art Of Pin-Up Matchbook Covers Paperback / softback


Matchless Beauties is a presentation of hundreds ofclassic "Girlie" matchbook covers in full color, displaying pinups by legendarypinup artists such as Earl Moran, George Petty, and Alberto Vargas, as well asmany unsung anonymous artists who created beautiful "Glamour Girls" to selleverything from lightbulbs to lingerie.

Today's burlesque revivalists can findinspiration in the colorful covers shown in one chapter, while hula dancersinvite tourists to exotic luaus and stateside tiki bars in another.

The range ofapplications and advertisers is astounding! Culled from one of the best privatecollections of matchcovers in the country, Matchless Beauties offers a funjourney into one of the most popular forms of ephemeral advertising of the 20thcentury.

On a more practical note, this book will also serve as a handy visualreference guide for professional graphic designers looking for ideas.

Whetherused as inspiration or just enjoyed as sweet eyecandy, Matchless Beauties is awelcome addition to the library of anyone who appreciates feminine beauty andvintage advertising.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781684054589



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