El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in white, royal blue, and yellow; "EL INTERNACIONAL" is printed in white over a yellow horizontal line on the front above four silhouetted blue stylized figures wearing distinctly different hats; the hats on the figures are from left to right a fedora a sombrero, a turban, a rice paddy sun hat; "TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT" is printed in blue over a yellow horizontal line; this entire design element is framed with a thin blue line; "219 WEST BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10013 (212)226-8131" is printed directly below this.; the reverse is printed identically to the front; “CLOSE COVER . STRIKE MATCH ON BACK" is printed on the footer; Printed on the manumark is "IDEA MANN INC. L.A., CA".
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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