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Welcome to The Motel California

Welcome to The Motel California


Welcome to the Motel California is a celebration of the 1950s and 60s matchbooks from the iconic motels of California. The book is a picture book of screenprints by Franticham, inspired by the covers of these vintage matchbooks and this bygone era. There is an additional essay by Joe Pearson which explores the history of these Californian motels, and their matchbooks which are now avidly collected.


The book is 200mm x 255mm. quarter cloth bound, and printed on 170gsm Munken Lynx Rough paper in an edition of 1250 copies, of which there are 100 Specials and 8 Deluxe editions.


Illustrations by Franticham, published by Design For Today


No.31 is an independent print and paper goods shop in North Norwich run by Printer Johnson. Browse the collections of illustrated paper goods, small press books and giftware from independent designers & publishers in store and now online.


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