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Letraset. Paper. Half a lifetime.

Originally it was a graphic about ‘not heeding warnings’ and ‘time running out’, but as I made it I started to think more and more about how 1984 is just as much an instruction manual for the powerful as it is a warning for the proles. There’s a name for this effect I think, but I have forgotten it.

3mm Helvetica Condensed Bold.

The bottom half of the hourglass never made it on. Looked too much like a moustache.
“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.”

There was also a variation I quite liked but the text was too small I think.


  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartover 5 years ago

    Shite yeah! Keep em comin.

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tylerover 5 years ago

    I’m impressed by the level of concept development that goes into your tees. And your patience with letraset. The edges of those numbers are pretty much perfect.

  • “Pretty much”?

    – Lucan Industries

  • rubyred
    rubyredover 5 years ago

    Looks like you’ve been visiting the top drawer again. Gotta love the old skool skills.

  • Danny
    Dannyover 5 years ago

    Quite frankly
    I think that’s enough
    you can stop now.

  • Alright.

    – Lucan Industries

  • Naf4d
    Naf4dover 5 years ago

    This is the bollocks sir! Love shit like this…
    Hmmm my use of English is coming on a treat!

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 5 years ago

    Did you start this in 1984?
    Nice work and one of my favourite reads.

  • Yes. In April, just as the clock struck thirteen….

    – Lucan Industries

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 5 years ago

    Double plus good.

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 5 years ago

    PS There’s this program called ‘Adobe Illustrator’, if you used that it would’ve taken 0.5 and hour at most.

  • ‘0.5 and hour’ sound like newspeak.

    I find it’s best for small animals if I don’t have too much spare time.

    – Lucan Industries

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 5 years ago

    half an hour

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 5 years ago

    Also, if you use Illustrator, you’ll upset Juilee.

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