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90/487-7/2 Magazine cover, 'Currency', vol 1, no 2, paper, designed by Alistair Morrison for Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, April 1960. 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. The design features a black graphic print of a dense matt of numbers. This is overlaid with a vibrant 50:50 horizontal split of aqua blue and lime green. The magazine name 'CURRENCY' appears in black sans serif font on a small white block, positioned on a darker green horizontal band where the overlay colours meet.

The inner front cover features the same black numeral cover graphic upon a red …

Summary

Object No.

90/487-7/2

Object Statement

Magazine cover, 'Currency', vol 1, no 2, paper, designed by Alistair Morrison for Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, April 1960

Physical Description

Cover of the monthly staff magazine of the Reserve Bank of Australia, with wrap around cover design. The design features a black graphic print of a dense matt of numbers. This is overlaid with a vibrant 50:50 horizontal split of aqua blue and lime green. The magazine name 'CURRENCY' appears in black sans serif font on a small white block, positioned on a darker green horizontal band where the overlay colours meet.

The inner front cover features the same black numeral cover graphic upon a red background. The inner back cover features an enlarged version of the same numeral graphic printed in red on a white background and the Reserve Bank of Australia logo and letters 'RBA' in white on a red square background.

Marks

Printed inside the letters 'RBA'

Dimensions

Height

270 mm

Width

210 mm

Production

Notes

The following descriptive text, referencing the designer of the cover, appeared inside this RBA magazine, "This month's cover is by Alistair Morrison, one of the Australia's top designers who specialises in all branches of graphic art and typography. He was born in Melbourne, studied and worked in London and Europe for four years, and now lives in Sydney. In his spare time from designing, including work for overseas, he is an abstract painter."
Reference: RBA Museum & Archives Information Department

Alistair Morrison (1911-1998)
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Attended the National Gallery of Victoria Art School.
He 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 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 June 2022, <https://ma.as/107214>

Wikipedia

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