The Strike Matchbox by Shane Schneck Focuses on the Abrasive Side

 - Feb 27, 2013
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Boxes of matches are usually quite standard in design, but The Strike Matchbox by Shane Schneck puts the focus more on the box than the matches it holds within. The design by Schneck plays with the striking surface in interesting ways that push what would previously have been conceived as a relatively utilitarian portion of the boxes purpose.

When I think of matchboxes, design isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind because they serve a relatively simple purpose. However, Schneck's design uses a sophisticatedly modern aesthetic to make the box a focal point. Instead of simply being put into a drawer, The Strike Matchbox by Shane Schneck will likely put front and center because of the attention it demands.