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August 13th, 2018 at 11:55 am

What would U.S money look like, given the proper attention of an industrial designer

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Bills so pretty you’d never spend them.

Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I’ve never seen. But he’s seen our yankee dollars and recognizes that their design kind of stinks.

For fun Avgust gave U.S. bills a redesign, starting with the material: Polymer.

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Then he took the design iconography of current American cash and reimagined it within a new window, flipping the orientation from landscape to portrait (except for one shot of the stubbornly horizontal White House):

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He had a bit of fun with the anti-counterfeiting measures too, imagining what metameric (optically variable) inks would look like under a black light:

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Of course, money this gorgeous would never work in America. If I owned something that pretty I’d want to keep it. The powers that be would prefer we spend. Via Core77

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