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I wish to share my love of image-making with people, hoping to make a connection with those who recognize something of the texture of their own lives in what they see here. 

Jeremy Zitar, the content strategist and blog specialist for the New York Times, put the letterhead project on his “Worth Reading” list ( As well, the project has been placed on this month’s Top 10 Websites for designers for HOW magazine by art director Adam Ladd. This is very gratifying.

Event: Back to the Future: Letterhead Design of the 1960s

Time: August 22 to September 5, 2013

Space: The Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery of Dawson College, Montreal

Heartfelt thanks go out to S.P.A.C.E. and the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery for supporting the project, as well as to my late father and all the designers with whom he corresponded.

This is an exhibit that I suspect may be greatly enjoyed by designers, artists, and anybody wishing to peek into the 1960s through the letters, letterheads, logos, signatures and personalities of that era. It has and continues to be a fascinating project that I initiated after a large collection of letters and letterheads recently came to light from my late father’s possessions. George Vaitkunas from the Graphic Design Department of Dawson College has written an insightful essay for the exhibition catalogue, Catherine Moleski designed the poster and the catalogue, S.P.A.C.E. has provided valuable support, and Anthony McLean has done some remarkable macro photography of the collection.

Among the designers featured are Paul Rand, Lester Beall, Ladislav Sutnar and Herb Lubalin. In the production of this project, I entered into communication with Archie Boston, Tom Geismar, Seymor Chwast and Milton Glaser (gentlemen all).

What a wonderful experience! Hope to see you all at the grand opening on Aug. 22, 5:30, 2013 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson College, 4001 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal.

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

Events: Exhibitions and presentations

When: Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: The College of Art, Shanghai Normal University, China (June 6)

Rui Geng Hall, The Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, China (June 13)

Warm gratitude to the following individuals, entities and sources:

Dawson College International Development Office, Illustration and Design Department, Professional Development Committee, Shanghai Normal University, Suzhou Institute of Art and Design Technology, Don Walker, Meng Rong , Nancy Houghton, Julie Sun, Pu Junyi, Wang Wishan, M. Guan, Scott Millar, David Weeks, Pauline Fresco and Mark Lipson.

The photo above, taken by Pauline Fresco, shows Frank Mulvey (fourth figure standing from the right) addressing the community of the Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute during the opening of The Body Within exhibition, June 10-13, 2013, Suzhou, China.

Photos below, clockwise from top right: Frank with Ms. Julie Sun (Deputy Director of Foreign Communication Department), presentation with interpreter, Frank with Mr. Pu Junyi (Director of Visual Communication Department) and his colleague Mr. Wang Weishan, Frank with Mr. Guan (Technical Support), Frank receiving a gift from his colleagues, exhibition photos.

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