Going through some old photo albums and came across some fading pics from '73 when I was in my last year at MassArt as a Graphic Design major. Just kicking back in my studio apt. — and the stuff in the background triggered a nostalgia tsunami.
I'm remembering the must-have tools of the trade back then (Sellers, you know what I'm talkin' about):
• 60" or 72" hollow core door straddling a pair of adjustable Charrette trestles • 40" Charatex-coverd Mayline drafting board with precision sliding straight edge • 100-pen AdMarker set • A rotary pen & tool holder • Pica ruler • A sharpener for mechanical drafting pencils with a stab-me ring • Xacto knife and #11 blades • Rubber cement, thinner, and pickups (or a waxer if you were hi-tech) • Non-repro blue pencils • Gum erasers • Set of RapidoGraph drafting pens • Multi-roll clip-on tape dispenser • Dozens of sheets of LetraSet • Rolls of Rubylith and Amberlith • Pads of trace and layout paper • Stacks of illustration board • Pantone color guides (they were cheap back then) • And your big-ass portfolio
I compare that to today's digital tools and I realize how much fun I've been missing!
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