douglas wilson

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Intricate Art of the Banknote

Combining two things that I can't seem to get enough of: printing and foreign currency - The Intricate Art of the Banknote.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Have A Printing Press - INSIDE MY HOUSE!

I finally moved my Vandercook SP-20 Proof Printing Press into our house last weekend. I am super excited to have the press close and I hope to get it up and printing soon.

If you want to see moving photos (we took a ton to help anyone else that is planning to move similar presses), visit this Flickr set.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tungsten - A New Typeface from H&FJ

Hoefler & Frere-Jones have created yet another great typeface: Tungsten.

It is a square-sided sans serif that is “more Steve McQueen than Steven Seagal" and “whiskey highball, not a martini.” It has a nice association with Alternate Gothic No. 3 but they created some nice contemporary design elements to give it a fresh look.

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Sydney International Food Festival Ads

Great concept and nicely executed: flags made out of food!

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Friday, September 4, 2009

City of Melbourne Identity

Even though it was designed by a Sydney design firm (which is sadly ironic) I am very impressed with Melbourne, Australia's new city identity. Fresh, flexible, and very Australian.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I have been doing a great deal of reading this summer and I am currently reading the fascinating Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City. Recommended by my wife after she heard this NPR Story, it chronicles Henry Ford's attempt to establish his own rubber plantation and suburban American city in the heart of the Amazon forest.

It shows what happens when unlimited money collides with raw nature and I highly recommend the book.

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