Matchstick art – Visual Inspiration

Graphic inspiration can be sourced from various angles, the graphics team saw these striking art pieces recently on several art and design blogs. Even though not strictly graphics the pieces have strong visual punch and graphics impact that could translated well in advertising or POS displays.


These images are from LA based Artist Pei-San Ng. Entitled “Passion” its a collection of artworks made from over 2,500 placed matches. Using a clever mix of vintage and new matches Pei-San Ng’s beautifully studied artworks produce a unique visual punch. We love the look of the part burned eagle which pulls your eye from the bright red match heads.



To see her full collection of match art pieces visit www.peisanng.com


Another artist who is also producing some amazing sculptural pieces from colored matches is Scottish installation artist David Mach. Using a clay mold he creates a plastic or fiberglass model of whatever he wants to create, and then begins the process of sticking matchsticks on it, one at a time. Most of his creations are made with tens of thousands of colored-tip matchsticks, imported from Japan, and take months to complete. To see more of his truly inspiring artworks visit www.davidmach.com

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