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Even more than the iconic hobo nickels, matchbooks will forever be a part of the American consciousness and a throwback to the past. British contemporary artist Aaron Kasmin is taking those tiny billboards and turning them into full-size works of art painstakingly recreated as pencil drawings for the show Up in Smoke at the Sims Reed Gallery in London. The exhibition includes a total of 28 new drawings focusing on matchbooks that run the gamut from a saucy Bottoms Up piece that was clearly for a bar and a seriously dapper group of gentlemen originally made for Simpsons Clothes. Why recreate matchbooks as fine art? In the artist’s words, “The matchbooks are small, ephemeral and almost forgotten; the ingenuity of the imagery in what must be the golden age of graphic design is here in minute form.” Kasmin’s work celebrates the glitz and glamour of the era while also paying homage to the unnamed creators of the originals. Aaron Kasmin: Up in Smoke will be on display at the Sims Reed Gallery until June 9.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.