Letraset – or sticky-on lettering
A recent post about space-age typography made me wonder about the fate of Letraset, that rub-on lettering highly popular in the 1970s and 1980s, maybe a bit longer. Computer typography has made the process obsolete, as Letraset made hand-drawing of lettering obsolete. I remember using it and cursing when it failed to peel off from the backing plastic. It was a pain but when it did work it was quick.
Here are some of the fonts, taken at random, from a catalogue dated 1980 that I have in my collection.