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Letraset Portrait by truemarmalade Letraset Portrait by truemarmalade
My graphics professor has been in the hospital with pneumonia for the past few months, so the other staff members began cleaning out the back room/closet thing in his classroom. I happened to be there on the day in which the entire contents were strewn about in the rear of the classroom so I sifted through it all to see what I could find. They were intending on throwing out everything they found, but I almost came in my pants when I found a giant box of letraset letter press type from 1983. I've got about 300 pages of this stuff, so you should expect some more experimenting with what I can do with it.

This, if you can't tell, is the third picture of me in [link] . I put the font and size along the left side.

3:03:15 PM TheChew: [link]
3:03:19 PM TheChew: i am typography

No Matt, I am. :aww:
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:iconwriterrosi:
writerrosi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Hi, could I use this picture in design of my site? I'll show you the result and I promise to post on my site your links (page in social network; site where you sell your portraits, etc.), just send me these links.
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
No thanks.
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:iconwriterrosi:
writerrosi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Ok :-)
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:iconbluenoodle:
bluenoodle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Very nice. I certainly couldn't draw that let alone make it out of letters.
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Just-A-Breathmint Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
How do you layer the letters on top of one another withought the sticky letraset film picking it up?

been having issues with that for a while now -_-;
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Umm I'm not sure really. If it picked up parts of letters that were already down, I'd just reapply those bits back where they were.
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Just-A-Breathmint Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Yeah, I dunno. The stuff we've got in our art room at school is pretty old, plus you've got art majors scross fuor grades tearing them apart. they're kindof shit.
where did you get a hold of shiny new letraset?
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truemarmalade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Oh it's from the 80's, super vintage. It was in a box in the back of my graphics class room where it was lost for years. Some janitor was about to toss it when I saw "letraset" scrawled on the side in sharpie and yelled "NOO DON'T YOU DARE!" and claimed it for my own
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   General Artist
cool stuff...followed the link from the ILT site..have seen this style before,but letraset gives it a new twist:)
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
I'm glad I got some exposure from that!
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:iconmoutzaheadin:
moutzaHEADin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008   Interface Designer
Cool!!! Any tutorials about it ????
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Well, no. Since I kinda just made it up as I went.
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platinumkdesigns Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
this got featured on the i love typography blog

[link]

:D
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Heh, you're the fifth person to tell me about this. Thaaaanks!
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Patential Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Do you have/can you write a tutorial on how to do these! its so amazing. I hope you used photoshop.

If you do have a tutorial or decide to write one please email me :pat-ential@hotmail.com

PS:loving it!
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I used letter press type from the 1980's. No computer used at all, hah
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:icontho-milla:
tho-milla Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Hey! This is so cool! I also tried to make a portrait of letters, but only in InDesign.
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:iconskull-x:
Skull-X Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how letters are slightly fallling out of the hair with a fixed stare, almost to say "I am the master of Letters."
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
DUN DUN, Behold my wrath!
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:icon13th-letter:
13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   General Artist
Ahhh, dope! I love those type of opportunities! Like...shift...shift...YOINK! Peace SON~!
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:icongordorca:
Gordorca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Top class! Looking forward to what you can do with them!
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I've got another portrait already done and ready to submit as soon as I'm done eating breakfast!
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
so original and with such endless possibilities.
letraset.....those are the letters that you transfer on by rubbing the back correct?
cause if i'm thinking of the right thing, i would have most definitely ruined my pants. you can rarely find those in stores anymore and they are amazing with acetates for silkscreens.
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Yuuuup that's exactly what these are!
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:iconpaintedmaru:
paintedmaru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
oh i love those buggers. you lucky bastard.
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:iconstopsigngraffiti:
stopsigngraffiti Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Dude. Exceptionally nice usage of tiny letters!
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
These things are funnnn
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:icondepartmentm:
DepartmentM Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty bad ass man.
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:iconaltheturkey:
AltheTurkey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
dude :D looking rugged
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savexferris Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Your expression's a bit off.
If Sam wanted to do pictures again, would you want to?
He hasn't asked, but he probably will.

I'd be down.
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Sure.
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StarsDigPirates Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
the complete picture looks really nice. very creative erik :]
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
It's a whole new world of possibility!
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StarsDigPirates Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
especially with how many pages you got! Just don't use them all up in two days, haha
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Hmm I might..
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dork9368 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
that's awesome.
i would come in my pants too, i think.
what a great find.
like, that's a zillion bajillion dollars worth of hardware.
:]
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
I'm amazed the shit still works, being older than me!
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AmandaTheStampede Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist
*envy*

D:
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Yuhhh
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Tangerine-Tickle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Very interesting... I did a little research on Letraset after seeing this because I honestly didn't know much about it. :blushes:

So how did you do this? Did you transfer each individual letter at a time?
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truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
yup! I sketched it out lightly in pencil and then filled it in bit by bit with letters and symbols and punctuation
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Tangerine-Tickle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Crazy, but innovative! :clap:
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:iconmind-twist:
mind-twist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
looks like 'evil jezus'
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
He's come to teach you how to spell
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:iconmind-twist:
mind-twist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
chicks digg 'european'speling errorz!
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Freal
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MrM4tty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Nice job :)
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tastybabycustard Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
love this :D
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thaanks!
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JacobRyan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
You said I was typography : ( LIAR!
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