Stories about meetings fleeting and temporary, about moments and places, invoking the feeling of real matchbooks. A few words that can be carried in a pocket and shared with a friend, or perhaps a stranger.
MATCHBOOK STORIES is a literary magazine in matchbox form.
Each issue (a box) collects four different tiny stories (each its own matchbook) in prose or poetry form. Editors Ioanna Mavrou and Lee Jing-Jing kick off the series with two tiny stories each.
Matchbook Stories Issue 1 is handmade and comes in a limited edition of 100.
"Last Fall" by Lee Jing-Jing
"An Old Wive’s Tale" by Lee Jing-Jing
"Cha Cha Chicken" by Ioanna Mavrou
"Paris, Vegas" by Ioanna Mavrou
Edited by Ioanna Mavrou & Lee Jing-Jing
Book design by Ioanna Mavrou & Thodoris Tzalavras
8.6 x 10.6 x 1.4 cm
4 matchbooks, housed in a matchbox
Book Ex Machina
First edition 100 copies
I love creative limited editions like this, they really showcase the handmade process and how special it is to own something like this.