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Graffiti Collection Research Visit

with Kate Long Stellar, Kel Troughton

Hands-on research time with a curated selection of graffiti zines from Letterform Archive’s permanent collection.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Where Onsite at Letterform Archive
  • Duration 2 sessions, 2 hours each

After the response to our recent exhibition, Subscription to Mischief, we’re keeping our doors open to the graffiti community. This research visit is open to anyone with an interest in graffiti writing. Led by our Curatorial Consultant Kel Troughton, you will have access to our rare books, magazines, and black-and-white zines covering decades of graffiti writing history.

Kate Long Stellar

Kate Long Stellar is the Librarian at Letterform Archive, where she leads the collections department, helped launch the organization’s Online Archive, and serves on the curatorial team. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University. Stellar has co-curated six exhibitions from the Archive’s collection, and her design writing has appeared in the Archive’s blog and Adobe Create Magazine.

Kel Troughton

Kel Troughton is a type designer, lettering artist, graffiti writer, and educator. He works with Letterform Archive and Kate Long Stellar to collect graffiti magazines, drawings, and books. He started writing graffiti in 2000 and has continued to add interests that are letter related ever since. His company Overlap Type focuses on type design that utilizes ideas from his graffiti experience. In short, Kel is a letter person.

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