Tokyo B-1/Decibel

Object Number: 
2007.6.202
Date: 
ca. 1990-2000
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Lavender cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; front printed "Tokyo/B-1" with star in double frame in white, covered over by hand-printed "Decibel" in purple; "FOR SAFETY - STRIKE ON BACK" printed in white on footer; "TOKYO B-1/240 EAST 9TH STREET/NEW YORK, N.Y. 10019/(212) 979-2733" printed in white on reverse, "Tokyo B-1" marked over in purple; "Ringo Int'l, Inc., New York, NY-SM" in white on manumark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group