May 20, 2009

The Dollar Redesign Project
Umm Sayhun, Jordan


If only American currency could look pretty…

The American Dollar has not truly been redesigned since about the 1930s. The Dollar ReDe$ign Project is your opportunity to theoretically 'change' that. Yes, technically there are many limitations and complications when it comes to bank note design, but if the Swiss can do it on a regular basis, why can't we North Americans too?
Dollar ReDe$ign Project

Note the braille addition, but perhaps a little too reliant on that color bar to tell them apart.




September 22nd, 2010

Canadian bills have seen many different designs in the last 30 years as well, in addition to transitioning $1 and $2 from bills to coins.

While there is something to be said for the iconic US bill (what else is so recognisable in media as representing currency as good ol' greenbacks?) it certainly would help us visitors in distinguishing a $1 from a $10. Coming from someplace where every denomination has its own colour, I find myself having to study every bill before I hand it over when I get to the States. Much easier to grab a blue bill out of your wallet, knowing that it's a $5, than having to actually flip through each note.

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