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Japanese Vials

DESIGNED WITH RETRO MATCHBOOK ART

While in Japan, I stumbled into a tiny antique shop in Kappabashi, an obscure district of Tokyo. My eyes were immediately drawn to this handmade book, filled with matchbook covers from various Tokyo bars, collected in the 1960s.

 
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THE BOOK

Some of the matchbook art resembled prescription labels-- which gave me the idea to make a series of designer medicine vials. Each piece features a forgotten illustration, advertising a bar or a lounge used to escape post war.

LOUNGE ACCESS

I added pieces of actual receipts from my trip, to play into the sometimes abused nature of prescription drugs.

VACATION

Each vial uses the original matchbook art, first sprayed with clear protectant to prevent wear.

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