Vintage Matchbook Covers: Free Digital Downloads

Few vintage graphics are as charming & cool as funky matchbook art. There’s just something about the simplicity of the designs, thick typography and off-register spot printing of the colorful inks– not to mention the attention-getting verbage. ’Thought you’d enjoy a few from my collection for your crafty projects. Click on the matchbooks for the larger file.

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24 Responses to Vintage Matchbook Covers: Free Digital Downloads

  1. #1 - amanda says:

    Oh my goodness, these are incredible. I have no idea how I’m going to use them, but I have to think up something, stat!

  2. #2 - lisab says:

    these are nice !! thanks for sharing

  3. That large image of the plane is great! I still like to collect matches when I go out to dinners or a bar. My parents had a huge collection at one time. It seems to be a declining form of advertisement But I still use matches to light candles all the time. Thank you for sharing your great work!

  4. #4 - Shana says:

    These are too fun! Thanks for sharing.

  5. #5 - Emily V says:

    OOoohhhh, cute little notepads for my purse are in my future! Cathe, you rock and I love you {in the I stalk your blog and you inspire me to do creative things sort of way}
    Have a lovely week!

  6. #6 - Jolene Eborn says:

    Oooo! You don’t know how happy you make me. I am doing the happy dance looking at these matchbooks. I (and I know this makes me sound a little ridiculous, but it’s true) wait with baited breath for your next post. Thank you so much for sharing all of your treasures. They are so appreciated!

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  8. #7 - Sue C says:

    Another fabulous freebie, Cathe – thanks so much! Wish I could go to Spark…stories for another day/year I suppose… So glad you’re so amazing and generous and I get so inspired here! Have a great week!

  9. #8 - Judy Johnston says:

    Absolutely love them, thank you
    Judy

  10. #9 - Margreet says:

    Thank you so much for this great machbook covers. I can not wait to make a lot of notebooks with them and give them to all my friends.

    Greetings from Holland.
    Margreet

  11. #10 - Noreen says:

    Thanks for sharing this download. You have so many great vintage images, and I love these, too!

  12. #11 - Sue says:

    Thank you SO much, Cathe! These are just wonderful.

  13. #12 - Annalea says:

    Thanks so much, Cathe! These are fun, and could make some really cute box books (like shown here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2011/08/how-to-make-books/). Serendipity, I tell you. :)

    Thanks again!

  14. #13 - Peg says:

    Thank you. These are beautiful as always!

  15. #14 - David says:

    I didn’t know you were a matchbook collector (although I should have assumed)!
    I love matchbook graphics and use the images from fun ones I find to make my coasters and candle blocks that I sell in my Etsy store.

    I’m loving that airplane graphic in your header.

    Thanks so much for being such a constant source of inspiring ideas!

    Best,

    David

  16. #15 - Johanna says:

    Thank you so much!! These are wonderful. I just found your website and it is amazing. Thank you for all the goodies!! :)

  17. #16 - Ellen Crawley says:

    Thank you.

  18. #17 - Karen says:

    Those are some cool covers there. They don’t make matchbook covers like they used to!

  19. #18 - Emily says:

    Hello!

    I just wanted you to know I love love love your blog and I featured these awesome matchbooks in my “friday favorites” this week (http://www.pecklife.com/) -thanks for providing so much inspiration!

    Happy Friday!

  20. #19 - Barbara says:

    You have been such an inspiration to me Cathe and I can hardly wait to create some of the things you have shown. I’m going to make mini note pads from these matchbook covers. Thank you for sharing your talent

  21. #20 - evelynjane says:

    These are so cool! Thank you! Thanks to Pinterest I found your site!

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  24. #21 - diana conrad says:

    love your site all you work!!!!!