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90/487-2/1 Magazine cover, 'Currency', vol 4, no 7, paper, designed by Alistair Morrison for Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 1963. Click to enlarge.

Currency magazine cover designed by Alistair Morrison

Designed
Cover of the monthly staff magazine of the Reserve Bank of Australia, with wrap around cover design. Set on an orange background, the design features a repetitious pattern of black dots in horizontal lines down the page, these are positioned staggered to create a perforated appearance. The dots are split into three horizontal sections (40:40:20) with the dots in the centre section magnified. Ten black arrows are positioned in various directions across the cover design, signifying movement and …

Summary

Object No.

90/487-2/1

Object Statement

Magazine cover, 'Currency', vol 4, no 7, paper, designed by Alistair Morrison for Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 1963

Physical Description

Cover of the monthly staff magazine of the Reserve Bank of Australia, with wrap around cover design. Set on an orange background, the design features a repetitious pattern of black dots in horizontal lines down the page, these are positioned staggered to create a perforated appearance. The dots are split into three horizontal sections (40:40:20) with the dots in the centre section magnified. Ten black arrows are positioned in various directions across the cover design, signifying movement and drawing attention to title of the magazine 'CURRENCY' (white sans serif text) which is positioned on six of the arrows. The overall design symbolises the free circulation of currency through the economy. Printed inside the cover, the RBA logo with letters 'RBA' in white on a black square background.

Marks

Printed inside the RBA logo with letters 'RBA'

Dimensions

Height

270 mm

Width

203 mm

Production

Notes

The following descriptive text, referencing the design of the cover, appeared inside this RBA magazine, "When the economy of a country is healthy currency is circulating freely. Alister (sic) Morrison's ideas on the subject are shown on this month's cover."
Reference: RBA Museum & Archives Information Department

Alistair Morrison (1911-1998)
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Attended the National Gallery of Victoria Art School.
Worked in Melbourne, Sydney and London as a graphic designer.
Included in his list clients was the Reserve Bank of Australia.
He designed their first five annual reports and their first seven Currency Magazines

Reference: Article by Max Robinson.
http://members.agda.com.au/salute/view/profile/alistair-morrison-1911--1998 (Accessed: July 2013)

Cite this Object

Harvard

Currency magazine cover designed by Alistair Morrison 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/107198>

Wikipedia

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