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42 Intricate Matchstick Designs

From Personified Burning Matches to Vibrant Crater Seating

— March 5, 2013 — Art & Design
Matchstick design is fairly common these days. Wood is not the most flexible material to work with, but artists seem to enjoy the challenge of optimizing and working with its burnt form in intricate ways.

Matchsticks are often used to create hyper-realistic sculptures, such as the colossal matchstick busts. They have been personified in burning forms and have even been made into pastries.

The most laborious art works are of the miniature buildings made out of matchsticks, such as flammable armadas and matchstick mystical towers.

The results of most matchstick projects are simply incredible. These works are certainly for the admirably patient artist who highly values their process just as much as they value their final outcome.
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Activity
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Weather-Resistant Lighters
Weather-Resistant Lighters
The REI Stormproof Matches are Made to Rough it Out
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Matchstick Seat Supports
Matchstick Seat Supports
The Curt Deck Chair is Simple Yet Sturdy
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Designer Matchstick Necklaces
Designer Matchstick Necklaces
The Allumer + Paul Smith ‘Flicker Of Light’ Jewelry is C
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Matchstick Animal Ads
Matchstick Animal Ads
The Volunteer Wildfire Services Campaign Shows That More than Trees Burn
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Vibrant Crater Seating
Vibrant Crater Seating
The Lunar Stool by Jamie Wolfond is Fit for an Extraterrestrial
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Mini Matchstick Menorahs
Mini Matchstick Menorahs
The Reddish 'Hanukit' Perform the Traditional Ritual on the Go
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Stunning Matchstick Structures
Stunning Matchstick Structures
Wieslaw Laszkeiwick Matchstick Art is an Architectural Masterpiece
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Etched Matchstick Campaigns
Etched Matchstick Campaigns
These Lion Matches Print Ads Sketch Out Conversations
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Matchstick Jewelry
Matchstick Jewelry
Add Some Spark to Your Ensembles With the St. Kilda Light My Fire Earrings
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Flammable Celeb Busts (UPDATE)
Flammable Celeb Busts (UPDATE)
The David Mach Matchhead Sculptures are Visually Stunning
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Matchstick iPad Pens
Matchstick iPad Pens
The Fred & Friends iStrike Stylus is a Hot Tablet Accessory
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Politically Charged Matchstick Art
Politically Charged Matchstick Art
The Ali Cherri 'Le Pyromane' Makes A Fiery Statement
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Sweet Burnable Biscuits
Sweet Burnable Biscuits
The Matchstick Cookies by IFeelCook are Edible Not Flammable
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Toothpick Moose Sculptures
Toothpick Moose Sculptures
Jay Wilson Creates Stunning Art Out of Humble Materials
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Pyromaniac Lamps
Pyromaniac Lamps
Sam Thomson Creates the Simplistic, Stylish Matchstick Light
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Competitive Matchstick Marketing
Competitive Matchstick Marketing
The KFC Stories Campaign Compares Fiery Fables
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Matchstick Lighting
Matchstick Lighting
'Lamp Project' by Karen Yeung is an Epic Way to Illuminate an Interior
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Magnificent Matchstick Replicas
Magnificent Matchstick Replicas
The Shaikh Salimbhai Taj Mahal is a Grandious Miniature Piece
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Combustible Matchstick Maps
Combustible Matchstick Maps
U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt) by Claire Fontaine is Frighteningly Flammable
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Matchstick Mystical Towers
Matchstick Mystical Towers
The Minas Tirith Tower from 'Lord of the Rings' Made by Patrick Acton
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1.6 Million Matches Makes Monument
1.6 Million Matches Makes Monument
Tower Bridge Matchstick Replica
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Matchstick Men Masterpieces
Matchstick Men Masterpieces
The Ryo Shimizu Matchstick Drawing Creates a Human Body from Matches
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Colossal Matchstick Sculptures
Colossal Matchstick Sculptures
Wolfgang Stiller Created Life Out of the Burnt Match Surfaces
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Horticulture Matchbooks
Horticulture Matchbooks
Ignite Your Child's Green Thumb With the Matchstick Garden
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Matchstick Warship Mania
Matchstick Warship Mania
Philip Warren has Replicated Every British Warship Since WWII
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Fire Starter Fortresses
Fire Starter Fortresses
The Matchstick Hogwarts by Patrick Acton Will Spark your Interest
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Mini Marker Masterpiece Ads
Mini Marker Masterpiece Ads
The Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Campaign is Artistically Adorable
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Matchstick Armadas
Matchstick Armadas
David Reynolds has Recreated 20 Legendary Ships from Tiny Bits of Wood
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Mythical Matchstick Creatures
Mythical Matchstick Creatures
'Out of the Ashes' by Pei-San Ng is Her Latest Match Creation
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Matchstick-Only Instruments
Matchstick-Only Instruments
The Jack Hall Guitars are Made of Flammable Wooden Stems
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Geeky Menorahs
Geeky Menorahs
From Star Wars Holiday Decor to Menorahs Made of Matchsticks
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Matchstick-Holding Business Cards
Matchstick-Holding Business Cards
Lyra Hill Handcrafts Credentials that Double as Storage
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Matchstick Monastery Replicas
Matchstick Monastery Replicas
Plamen Ignatov Used 6 Million Matches to Create This Sculpture
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9
Pixelated Paintings
Pixelated Paintings
Annie Drew Paints One Pixel at a Time Using a Matchstick
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Precariously Written Prints
Precariously Written Prints
The Max Croc 'Nhac' Campaign Markets Unstoppable Munching
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Matchstick Data Sticks
Matchstick Data Sticks
Phillu is Data Storage in a Matchbox
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9 Crazy Cars (Some Hot, Some Not)
9 Crazy Cars (Some Hot, Some Not)
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Gigantic Sponge Sculptures
Gigantic Sponge Sculptures
Romulo Celdran Creates Jumbo-Sized Everyday Objects
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Matchstick Sculptures
Matchstick Sculptures
David Mach Creates Fiery Works of Art
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Combustible Matchstick Installations
Combustible Matchstick Installations
The No Family Life Exhibit Comments on Politics and Society
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Matchstick Typography
Matchstick Typography
Pei-San Ng Creates Light-Hearted, Cartoonish Sculptures
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Personified Burning Matches
Personified Burning Matches
Matchsticks by William Castellana Pays Homage to Alberto Giacometti
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