Minimalism, matchbooks

Subject: Minimalism, matchbooks
From: "Kyle, Charles" <STAMFORD/EISPO1/CKYLE%EIS_International -at- MCIMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 10:20:00 EST

Robert Plamondon wrote

The "close cover before striking message" can itself be reduced to zero
by redesigning the matchbook cover. If you put the abrasive strip on
the back side, rather than the front, the matchbook cover works as an
effective shield whether you close it or not, thus eliminating the
need for any message at all.


Good design needs to take into account more than the obvious. One of the
great things about a matchbook with the abrasive strip on the front is that
a match can be lit with one hand. This is a requirement for a few people and
a convenience for many.


Charlie Kyle
ckyle%EIS_International -at- MCIMAIL -dot- COM
EIS Systems
Stamford CT USA

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