Category Archives: rare or vintage

Vintage Letraset Reuse in Album Artwork!

Resource Exchange customer Perry Shall designs album covers and often uses vintage Letraset letter transfers in his works. Shall has created two beautiful covers for musicians using transfer sheets found in our store. These now-rarely-used graphic design tools are rub-on sheets that transfer letters and images to paper, which means that they can only be used once. But Perry Shall collects the sheets and scans them into a computer so the fonts and graphics can be reused and changed! He designed the album cover for Leo “Bud” Welch’s posthumous album “The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name,” which was … Continue reading

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Sustainable Fashion at And We Evolve!

“What if instead of buying more, we took care of what we already owned, borrowed or rented what we wanted to try, and bought only what we loved?” The Resource Exchange is crushing on these amazing women making sustainability in Philadelphia fashion a priority! Meet co-founders of And We Evolve, Liz Funk and Alisha Ebling. “And We Evolve is a Philadelphia ecommerce community that is pioneering ‘community-supported apparel.’ The goal is to inspire women to change their shopping habits, by building their wardrobes primarily with secondhand pieces, and supplementing with new athletic gear, intimate apparel, and occasional ‘trend’ pieces as necessary. This will ease the … Continue reading

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Graphic Design in the Analog Era

We love vintage here at The Resource Exchange and even better we love vintage with a story! These vintage graphic design essentials now have a chance to be put to good use as a part of your modern graphic design and not to waste. Whether you’re new to graphic design or a seasoned pro, it is always fun to visit the origins of any craft. Forty years ago, a graphic design degree was a much more hands on experience and a course called Paste-Up was required of every student. A process that involved working with Exacto knives, layout boards, and … Continue reading

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