It shows the fusion of lettering, advertising art, signwriting and pop art which has interested Gary for many years, getting his inspiration from matchbox labels
, beer mats and album covers.
Others go weak at the knees over matchbox labels
. But my particular hang-up is fashion," he said.
Other items in the capsule include: A list of food prices in 2016; crime statistics for England and Wales for the year ending 2015; a list of fines for motoring offences; predictions of expected scientific advances for the next 300 years; copies of posters, drawings and photographs by James; vintage travel and other advertising posters; copies of postage stamp and banknote designs; colour images of the first six Russian cosmonauts; copies of matchbox labels
; a copy of Patrick Moore's moon map originally published in the Sky at Night magazine and an essay on current understanding of how the universe may have originated by Professor Carlos Frenk, director of the Durham-based Institute for Computational Cosmology.
Gautam Hemmady, in his article on matchbox labels
, chronicles their depiction of nationalist symbols as well as Hindu mythological forms, royalty and courtesans, to highlight the common man's new consumption of the visual.
His collection, he adds, " includes matchboxes, matchbox labels
, packet labels, packet wrappers, plastic bags, carton labels, promotional material, catalogues, published articles as well as lists prepared by collectors." He only collects Indian and India- related material, with his main sources being collectors who he exchanges with regularly, shops where they are sold, and purchases from dealers, various sales and auctions, in India as well as all over the world.
A Postage stamps B Coins C Books D Matchbox labels
QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: In which country did Buddhism originate?
ANSWERS: 1 Its conning tower; 2 William Congreve; 3 Exocet missile; 4 The Philippines; 5 The Green Cross Code; 6 Matchbox labels
; 7 Mary Pickford; 8 Illinois; 9 Scottish bagpipes; 10 Showjumping..
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Caveat emptor; 2 Archbishop of Canterbury; 3 The Circle Line; 4 Sam Houston; 5 Merlin; 6 Aintree; 7 Hallam Foe; 8 A sixty-fourth part; 9 Matchbox labels
; 10 Death Of A S alesman.
Had to avoid eye contact for four hours otherwise he would have told me all about his collection of Guatemalan matchbox labels
Soon, other product manufacturers saw the advantages of this practice and advertising for tobacco products flourished on matchbox labels
, WIMCO marketed available space on matchboxes labels and then made them to order.
ANSWERS: 1 As a chronicler; 2 Malaria; 3 The lions in Trafalgar Square; 4 South America; 5 Helvellyn; 6 Matchbox labels
; 7 The Only Way Is Essex; 8 Molotov cocktail; 9 A gamp (large umbrella), named after Mrs Sarah Gamp in Martin Chuzzlewit; 10 Jacqueline du Pr.
ANSWERS: 1 Caveat emptor; 2 Archbishop of Canterbury; 3 The Circle Line; 4 Sam Houston; 5 Merlin; 6 Aintree; 7 Hallam Foe; 8 A sixty-fourth part; 9 Matchbox labels
; 10 Death Of A Salesman.