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W.A. Dwiggins Prints His Own Money

Dwiggins, who off-handedly coined the term "graphic design," despised the design of U.S. currency and campaigned for a complete overhaul.

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Weekend Heller: Stamp Butcher

Niko Courtelis is a creative director, filmmaker, and, says the Kat Ran Press, "a butcher of stamps." Learn more about his book that collects his creative work.

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Weekend Heller: The Buck Stops Here

One of my favorite small presses, Kat Ran Press has produced lovely illustrated New Year's greetings about designers' (AIGA Medalists') stamp designs, last year for example. This year, the greeting is devoted to type designers who designed currency, paper and coin.

Paste Papers by Bookbinders

Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley, a handsomely designed and printed little volume, is a history of fine printing and binding in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with special focus on decorated and paste papers and nineteen printers. Illustrated with full-page reproductions of nineteen paste papers with short biographies of their makers—”many of...