Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

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What’s interesting about this project is the lack of mention of the Federal Reserve Bank…and no $1 note… -AK

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design
Posted by Jonathan Terrasi
November 20, 2014 at 2:21pm

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master’s thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased American leaders to highlighting America’s modern scientific, economic, and environmental achievements. Purrington’s concepts feature such landmarks in the country’s history as Chicago’s Willis Tower on the ten-dollar bill, and its pioneering role in space exploration on the fifty-dollar note.

The Basel, Switzerland-based designer accomplishes this emphasis on modern America with an equally modern and adept combination of minimalist aesthetics and vibrant pallete, while still retaining some…

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3 Responses to “Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design”

  1. Interesting in many levels of interest:
    Basel, Switzerland-based designer – why?
    What creative designs are from Americans?

    “Though these imaginative pieces certainly capture the eye, Purrington intended them merely as a launchpad for reconsidering the current designs, not as proposed replacements in themselves.”

    Aye, I agree with reconsidering the design and would go further in changing monetary policy to introduce creative diversity.
    Abandon monopolistic national currencies and embrace diverse currencies at local, national levels, and international levels.

  2. Yeah, sadly tragedy will precede Mass Awareness.

    I waited to see my doctor and once again the lack of awareness among the people on the way there and during my wait was a stunning experience…

    The debate about the necessary amount of active people participation is interesting and whether it is 10% 30% or higher I consider Mark Passio’s view more practical: When we see the system crumbling because corporations, governments, militaries, and police experience severe lack of employees the “critical mass” or “tipping point” has not been reached.

    The measure of awareness will come byway of the order followers, when workers and career professionals no longer blindly utter the phrases “I’m only doing my job”, or “I’m only following orders”.

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