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.
Download the icons
- Download Icons for Mac (Mac folders – zip file, 31.6MB)
- Download Icons for Windows (zip file, 10.3MB)
- Download CandyBar iContainer (zip file, 31.9MB)
These icons are for personal use. You can distribute them on the condition you include the license agreement included in the downloadable packages.