Striking! Advertising Matches from Singapore


How many books from Singapore do you have? We’re guessing none. Time to start a collection of one. With their rectangular and pocket-friendly form, matchboxes printed with advertisements once offered an affordable and portable means of marketing. This collection of over 350 matchbox covers from Singapore (each reproduced in actual size) captures the city’s colorful modernization in the 1970s through the 1990s. Discover stylish buildings, modern forms, trendy logos, sexy figures, exotic cultures, flamboyant fonts, and more. This collection of vintage advertising is totally lit.

  • Introduction: Justin Zhuang
  • Size: 4.125 × 2.875 inches
  • Pages: 400
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Edition: 500 copies
  • Publisher: In Plain Words and Temporary Press, 2022