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Re: Benday dot pattern/ Visiting the Getty


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 06:29:59 PDT

Maggie Tucker wrote:
> However--I found one of those kits in a gift shop for a
> Lichenstein-inspired comic strip, put together by a firm known as "Art Ed"
> in the northeast. It was pricey and bulky, so I didn't buy it, but
> included were a series of plastic strips used to produce "Benday" dots. I
> want to do something with LIchenstein and have never seen these. What do
> you guys think? Is it worth it to purchase, or try to make something like?

The strips of Benday dots are probably cut from larger sheets of
Zipatone or Letraset. Boy, I'm assuming you can still buy the sheets
but haven't seen them in stores in years. I tried buying some presstype
a few years ago and couldn't find it.