My Dad found a box of matchbooks he collected early in his career from all over Canada. I have inherited these matchbooks, and I kind of fell in love with some of their designs. So, I decided to do a set of illustrations of some of my favourites.
The first batch are going to be from Niagara, and this one is from a local institution – The Blue Mermaid, and it’s main floor lounge called The Court Room. While the mermaid illustration on the front of the matchbook was cool, this frowning judge on the back was too good to pass up.