2014 typography

Ryan Adams' album 'Ryan Adams' As A Series Of Books

This is my new print - it’s Ryan Adams’ eponymous 2014 album re-imagined as a series of pulp novels from the 1940s to the 1960s. Limited numbers of this print are available now in the Standard Designs Etsy shop.


Canada needs better currency designs

That 150th anniversary $10 note is the example image for “design by committee.” Not too long ago our banknotes were crisp and there was better design unity. Now we have jam-it-all-in sentimentality with garish decoration. Oh, and Century Gothic, which is the Arial of Futura clones.

They should look at the Israeli New Shekel series introduced in 2014. Bold portraiture, crisp typography, unabashed use of white space, and much subtler incorporation of security features. And still colourful!