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</p><p>Designed as a functional, wind-proof lighter, the sparse yet ultimately masculine Zippo lighter has gone on to become a design icon. And, it’s not just thanks to its design, but the fact that it’s a mini canvas in metal that can be adorned with creative and iconic imagery.</p><p>
The Zippo is a lighter that has become an icon for an era – from boosting James Dean’s sex appeal to taking out terrorists in Die Hard II – the little lighter that could has set the world of design aflame at many levels.
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Iain Tait

Creative director – Poke, www.pokelondon.com

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James Stirling

Senior designer – Start Creative, www.startcreative.co.uk

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