Foster’s Lunch Architects of Appetites Oakland and San Francisco Matchbook Magnet (MM52)

Awnings are sooo cheerful. I adore them. The tiled storefront here is exceptionally pretty too. It’s a wonderful matchcover.  Foster’s was THE place to go for a superb English muffin, which happens to be one of my most favorite breakfast items.  But, too, what’s really awesome about Foster’s is that it’s the place Allen Ginsberg sat whilst writing his iconic poem Howl.   Here is a bit of that poem, “….sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz….”  Makes me smile just placing it here for you.  Foster’s is a reminder of ecstatic writers during the halcyon days of hippi-dom documenting their epiphanies.  (Or, you know, it’s a cool magnet cuz- the stripes!)

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.




1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in



500 in stock