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August 25, 2010

Noticed via the Sound Awareness blog – a flickr collection of German matchbox labels (mostly from the 60s and 70s, and apparently drawing from both East and West). Most of the designs owe something to what might be called modernism, but the overall sense is of a plurality of modernisms. A full range from friendly to functional to formalist to informative to clean to cute is on display across the collection.

The third of those examples reminds me of Eileen Agar…

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