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"Notgeld" bill

The Intricate Makeshift Money Germans Relied On Between World Wars

From gizmodo.com: State-issued currency is the scaffolding upon which capitalism was built, but it’s always been prone to mayhem. For instance in 1920s Germany, extreme inflation forced German businesses to actually print millions of their own customized paper bills. Now largely forgotten, this notgeld, or “emergency money,” was once ubiquitous—amounting to an ornately-decorated I.O.U. in […]

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Apollo 11 Plaque

First Moon-Font Friday

From Know your type: Futura at idsgn.com: The font Futura had the honor of being the first typeface on the moon, chosen for a commemorative plaque left by the astronauts of Apollo 11 in 1969. Historical plaque on the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” (Photo: NASA) The rest of Know Your Type: Futura Futura letterpress […]

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