Once upon a time, back before desktop computers were everywhere, dry-transfer lettering (Letraset) was in wide use by graphic designers, artists, advertisers, printing studios and more … it was sold in a variety of typefaces and symbols, sizes and colours. Once ubiquitous in business and graphic design environments, Letraset has now become a cultural artefact; it has nowhere near the distribution or appeal that it once had.
Except it’s my media of choice.
As a visual artist, teacher and writer, I use Letraset as an on-going part of my teaching and artistic practice to create pieces ranging in size from smaller than a dime to entire walls … and I’m quickly running out. Every piece I create results in a diminishing palette from which I can create.
Perhaps you can help?
I’m seeking donations from the back-closets, unused drawers, storage rooms and warehouses out there — do you have any dry-transfer lettering that you no longer desire and would be happy to pass along to a good home?
If you do, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org … or donations could be mailed to:
Derek Beaulieu, School of Critical & Creative Studies, Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3