Once updrytransferon 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 derek@housepress.ca … 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

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