John Walker Tribute
10,000 Matchsticks, 4 months work, up in smoke under a minute
The second in my series of typographic tributes. This time it is for the inventor of the modern day matchstick, John Walker. Of course, I had to set it alight.
While Walker was preparing a lighting mixture on one occasion, a match which had been dipped in it took fire by an accidental friction upon the hearth. He at once appreciated the practical value of the discovery, and started making friction matches.