Historical information

This is an exemplary model of what is possible in design for print. Only 20mm across, this magnification reveals nine separate print passes that each differently affect the paper's surface. Printed on a cheque commissioned by Avon Graphics Security, designed by David Lancashire and detailed by Geoff Fawcett in the 1990s, the design represents an important aspect of graphic design history: the creation of labour intensive marks that are impossible to forge.

Jenny Grigg, 2017