matchbook gallery.

matchbook-art

well, these may be the coolest thing i’ve seen in a while. artist krista charles creates Graphite drawings inside matchbook covers based on Google Street Views. i mean, who thinks of these things? i want to live in that brain. these have such sweet stories behind them too — krista adds little background notes — like the spot ‘destroyed by hurricane katrina’, or places ‘no longer in business’. they are just so charming, and completely genius. krista also sells them in her etsy shop the art stylings of x-a, and you can hunt for locations by state — she’s got them listed that way in case you’ve got a hankering for kentucky, or a fondness for florida.

xacharles-matchbook-art

Comments
8 Responses to “matchbook gallery.”
  1. Keely says:

    Those are charming! I can’t imagine how she gets such great detail on something so tiny!

  2. Marjory says:

    Oh, I love these so much. Genius is right, such precious art pieces. Adorable

  3. amanda says:

    I adore these. I have a collection of matches from every place (that offers them) I have been to over the past couple of years. I wish somewhere I went had such amazing matchbooks!

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

  4. Beautiful.
    It’s been so long since I’ve seen this king of matchboxes.

    Isabelle

  5. I think this is incredible! Definitely checking out her Etsy shop!
    xo,
    nancy

  6. gretchen says:

    What can you say – she is talented with very good ideas. Lovely.

  7. Elle says:

    Super lovely, little precious, etherial, fragile objects.

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