Mom’s dry-transfer lettering sheets

Sheet of white dry-transfer type in 36pt Futura Bold

How to use instant lettering

  1. Remove blue backing paper and position sheet on working surface. Shade lightly over the letter with a ballpoint pen.
  2. Gently peel away sheet – the letter is now transferred. Repeat until your lettering is complete.
  3. Re-burnish through backing paper over copy for firmer adhesion.

Finally sat down to take pics of Mom’s old dry-transfer lettering.

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How long do animals live graphic

ISOTYPE graphic from Brain Pickings (image source)


How long different animals live, in vintage ISOTYPE infographic. Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator Otto Neurath, who was born 130 years ago today, and his wife Marie pioneered the International System Of Typographic Picture Education in the 1930s, laying the foundation for modern infographics.

Harald Szeemann’s artists files at the Getty Research Institute

Images of the Artist Files at the Getty Research Institute (image source)


The “artist files” in visionary curator Harald Szeemann’s archive at the Getty Research Institute are now processed and available to researchers!

Housed in some 850 boxes, these files contain records on over 20,000 20th-century artists, from A to Z.

Pictured above: the files of John Baldessari, John Lennon, and Keith Haring