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Weekday matchbooks

Contributed by Herb Lubalin Study Center on Jan 1st, 2020. Artwork published in .
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    A fun set of matchbooks made by the Ohio Match Company showing days of the week set in different typefaces. Monday is set in ATF Stencil, Tuesday is set in ITC Grouch, Wednesday is set in Baby Fat, Thursday is set in Egyptienne Bold Extended, Friday is set in Futura Prisma by Photo Lettering, Saturday is set in Futura Black, and Sunday is set in Gill Kayo.

    According to Wadsworth Werehous page:

    “The Ohio Match Company was established in 1895 and was the second oldest operating match manufacturer in the United States. Originally, as with all of the early match manufacturers, Ohio made only wooden matches. Later, with the advent of book matches, Ohio began its journey to become one of the true giants of the industry. Located in Wadsworth, OH, its plant was the largest in the world, producing more than 300 million wooden and paper matches each day. The facility covered 18 acres. Also, in 1938, it was the first in the industry to regularly produce reverse-strikers.”

    There are some interesting photos of the inside of the factory itself at the Ohio Memory project page. The company also produced some Peter Max inspired matchbooks. More of their matchbooks can be found here: Ohio Match Company Safety Matches

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Tuesday is set in ITC Grouch

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Wednesday is set in Baby Fat

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Thursday is set in Egyptienne Bold Extended

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Friday is set in Futura Prisma

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Saturday is set in Futura Black

    Monday is set in ATF Stencil.
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    Sunday is set in Gill Kayo

    Typefaces

    • Stencil (ATF)
    • ITC Grouch
    • Baby Fat
    • Egyptienne Bold Extended
    • Futura Prisma & Prisma Graphic
    • Futura Black
    • Gill Kayo

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    2 Comments on “Weekday matchbooks”

    1. So glad you posted these. We recently picked up a set for the Letterform Archive collection.

    2. I love these! Thanks for this great post. 👏👏👏

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