Beautiful banknotes: Oberthur Fiduciaire takes full advantage of its history and technological change

September 29, 2016 3:48 pm0 comments
Oberthur Fiduciaire banknote under UV lighting

Few of us ever heard about security printing industry, and even less about French security printer Oberthur Fiduciaire. But even so, the 170-years-old company prints over 5 billion banknotes a year, on behalf of major central banks the world over. Unbeknown to you, many of these banknotes probably already passed […]

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Back to Blue

June 26, 2016 8:14 pm0 comments
Back to Blue

Paint these bloody stripes on the curves of my canvas, these burnished strikes – pains from my life. Denser than water, but fluid for my masterpiece. Crimson soft felt; pools darkly black. Tip the head of the brush; don’t make me blush. An aching chasm, a mouth abused, all toothed […]

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Descant Duality (Or The Madness of Two)

March 13, 2016 7:16 pm0 comments
Descant Duality (Or The Madness of Two)

From cinder and spark comes a rising spirit, as sagacity soars on the breath of the wind. Organic, tangible, alive with the smell of nurturing seedtime. A faithful follower of your bold distinction; an unbearable calling of purpose bestowed me. Descant duality plays over my doubts, as the morning song […]

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Get Over Yourself-ie.

February 6, 2016 5:09 pm0 comments
Get Over Yourself-ie.

Walking through Liverpool’s Walker Art gallery last summer, I saw a display that baffled me to this day; titled “What Will the Art Gallery of the Future Look Like?” This display was interactive, taking up an entire wall with post-it notes revealing the public’s replies. And how did they respond? […]

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