To Infinity : Cecil Dunston : Dollar ReDe$ign

“I wanted to design the paper currency to be accessible, secure, culturally up-to-date, and fresh, while still showcasing some of our country’s prouder moments in history. I wanted to create a timeless design that could still be fresh throughout the entire 21st century, and beyond.

Before I designed all six of the banknotes, I already knew the basic elements I wanted featured on each bill. I felt that the portrait was important to keep as the focal point of the notes. Additionally, I thought it was best to feature people who’ve lived on our soil for nearly all of recorded history—from different walks of life, occupations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, sexes, time periods, and levels of influence—instead of just 18th/19th century Presidents and Washington elite.

The notes are different sizes, varying in .25″ segments, from 4.5″ to 5.75″. I selected Gotham – a clear, legible, elegant typeface – for the type on the notes.”

Cecil Dunston

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Karl Velik : Great Full : Dollar ReDe$ign

“I wanted to retain the same general theme of the dollar bills: great architecture, great words, great leaders, but give them a refreshed minimalist design. Each bill bears some of that president’s most important words, as well as one of the most important documents they authored in their lifetime.”

Karl Velik is a student at the Ohio State University, and is from Kutztown, PA.

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Tuck and Fold : Sam Watola : Dollar ReDe$ign

“I redesigned the Dollar for contemporary America. I kept some visual aspects of the current bill in the redesign while incorporating new elements. I believed the history hidden in the great seals were too important to redesign. The twist with my redesigned Dollar bill was placing hidden elements in the bill along with a systematic folding sequence which would reveal a hidden message.”

Sam Watola is from York, United Kingdom, and is a junior designer. 

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