A picture can paint a thousand words and an illustration of your good life versus one of drink, poverty, or bad health can be quickly communicated even on a small matchbox label. Hanging out with that giant rat looks like fun though.
A symbol of pride, family and hard work with a reminder of safety, tractors feature many times on matchbox labels. It might be because I'm a city kid but I love them.
We love matchbox labels illustrating mid-century modern interiors. Look at what you could have if you save or don't drink too much!
Whether it's health, holidays or how to have fun we love a matchbox label depicting the sun. It's always fascinating to see how an artist or designer will illustrate the star at the centre of our solar system.