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We redesigned the matchbook to make it easy to get just one at a time, see and feel how many you have, light more easily, and protect the match h… Read More
We redesigned the matchbook to make it easy to get just one at a time, see and feel how many you have, light more easily, and protect the match heads and striker from rain and moisture. Oh, and because they're Diamond brand, the two-packs are also diamond-shaped. Which you can easily break in two to share with a friend. Good for anytime you need to spark a moment. Read Less
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Diamond Pinch & Pull Matches
A 48 Hour Repack (http://48hrrepack.com) Student Design Project by Portfolio Center Students
Erin Dooney, Matt Michelson, Kristen Murphy, Sarah Thornhill

We redesigned the matchbook to make it easy to get just one at a time, see and feel how many you have, light more easily, and protect the match heads and striker from rain and moisture. Oh, and because they're Diamond brand, the two-packs are also diamond-shaped. Which you can easily break in two to share with a friend.

So, yep. Just pinch and pull to light a match. (We probably should have actually said that in the video)
Something had to keep us going strong all weekend long. Star Wars fruit snacks did the job and did it well.

Plus, our matches and lightsabers are basically the same thing. Basically.
Our first prototype, the "Critter". Check out the video below to see close-ups of the lighting mechanism in action.
Woodcut-style illustrations courtesy of the illustrious Erin Dooney.
Credits:
Design team: Erin Dooney, Matt Michelson, Kristen Murphy, Sarah Thornhill
Photography: Jordan Edwards
Music credits: Deerhunter - Desire Lines
                       Yppah - Gumball Machine Weekend