[Image-SIG] pil sightings

Stani spe.stani.be at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 22:56:25 CEST 2008

Hi Fredrik,

At the moment I am working hard with the Royal Dutch Mint to produce the
coin. It is quite fascinating to see money making from the secret

When the stress is over, I might do a blog post about the whole
experience and some higher resolution images, as the current ones are
lacking details. The coin is for 90% made with python, PIL & pycairo.
Some touches were done with Gimp & Inkscape. So no one should doubt any
longer that you can make money with free software ;-)

Fredrik, don't worry about ordering a coin, if you email me your postal
address, I'll happily ship one to you. Most of my work as a visual
artist is PIL powered, so I owe you that one ;-)

Other people will be able to order it from the coinshop of the Royal
Dutch Mint (link at bottom), but probably it will be sold out quite

Best regards,

PS For the curious, the following link is the reason why I started
learning PIL in 2002. It's a cross-over between 'The Birds' of Hitchcock
and Vanitas paintings:

(Those of you familiar with Chernobyl might recognize the silhouet.)

Op vrijdag 12-09-2008 om 17:51 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Fredrik
> this definitely made my day:
>    http://vanrees.org/weblog/archive/2008/09/12/python-calculated-coin
> excellent work, stani.  and congrats for winning!
> (just wish I could figure out how to order one from here ;-)
> </F>
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