Matches are rarely used now and found in minimal locations such as convenience stores and dive bars. Still people collect and keep matchboxes as memorabilia coining the specific term phillumeny (the hobby of collecting match-related items). This artist multiple is inspired by local vernacular signage from places like Honest Ed's in Toronto which are slowly disappearing due to gentrification. The collection gives a nod to examples of these valuable cultural symbols to help preserve these vanishing forms of art and culture. Prints were made on the risograph.
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