Little images that make big statements might
be a good way to describe artist Roger Shule’s
matchbook creations. What started out as a
concept for a 12” x 12” art exhibit at the AFAF
gallery has become an extensive body of work
of over 300 works.
This homage to matchbook cover art has
become the focus of my work for the last
several years. I have found vintage images
from collected matchbooks, published books
about matchbooks, and Internet sources.
Once I started creating these pieces it was
inevitable that I would begin to imagine
what contemporary images would look like
as matchbook cover art. This exhibit of larger
than life, three dimensional matchbooks is a
nostalgic journey of vintage and contemporary
images used for advertising services and
products. Hope you enjoy the journey with as
much fun as I have had making them.