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Matchbox car icon preview

A few years ago, I saw some scanned pages from a 1969 Matchbox car collector’s catalogue. A few days ago I sat down and went nuts for three days to turn those beautiful illustrations into icons for Mac and Windows. It was tricky; the registration[1. Registration is a printing term meaning the printed colours don’t line up properly. Read more on Wikipedia.] was out on the original print making it difficult to cleanly remove the car from the white background. The upside is the icons have an authentic retro vibe!

Here’s a large image showing all 85 icons.

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These icons are for personal use. You can distribute them on the condition you include the license agreement included in the downloadable packages.

Enjoy.

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    Francois

    These are Super Fine!

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    Barto

    Hey thanks!

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    Arby

    All I got was an error message when I tried to open the file: “cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive”. Any ideas?

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    Barto

    Hey Arby. A few things went a bit pear-shaped in the great webhost change of 2011. I’ve re-uploaded the files (all three zips)so you should be able to open them now. If you still have problems let me know which files aren’t working for you.

    *Please note: I’ve moved the files to a new location, so you’ll need to download the files again from the links on the post.