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In other news ... [Oct. 7th, 2010|09:11 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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Earlier today, before Raven and I went out for our second visit to the Museum of Nature, there came a buzzing at the door a few minutes ago. A canvasser pounding on doors for one of the candidates in the municipal election, I thought at first, but as I approached I saw a uniformed man with an envelope in his hand.</p>

A registered letter? I wondered.

Not quite. I opened the door and saw the return address said "Custom Printers" on on the envelope was the word, "Proof".

My first (paid) layout and design job, my first time working on paper since, well, since I worked with paper, using actual press-on Letraset way back in the Ante-divulian 1990s.

Anyway, at the risk of sounding immodest, it looks fucking great. It needs a few tweeks, but it's a thoroughly professional-looking job and one I'm thoroughly proud of. As I am coming to be, now that I'm tooting my own horn, of TrueNorthPerspective.com.

ETA: Indiscretion removed.

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[User Picture]From: talktooloose
2010-10-08 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, your Letraset pic made me all nostalgic. I finally through out of my bag of sticky fonts two years ago. Bye bye.

When I was in the drama programme at U of T, we did this big Brecht event, and the Mirvishes were somehow involved. Ed told the head of our programme that he still Letrasetted the full-page display ads for Honest Ed's merchandise that appeared in the paper. "It's not as easy as it looks!" Ed informed her, solemnly.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-10-15 02:44 am (UTC)

Those *were* the days

I really enjoyed working with Letrasett, and it was a bit of a pleasant surprise to find out just how similar it is to work on-screen with Scribus as it was to work with paper and paste-on letters. Granted, the mouse makes for a different tactile experience, but ultimately working out what looks right by eye, as opposed to relying exclusively on absolute settings is very similar indeed.

And y'know, I believe Ed, I really do.
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From: dewline
2010-11-02 11:42 pm (UTC)
I too remember the days of Letraset transfer-lettering sheets. I can thank my high school arts and graphic arts teachers for introducing me to this stuff, and that - as much as watching Space: 1999's first season with its reliance upon Countdown and Data 70 for signage - got me interested in typography and font design.
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