Change we Should Believe in (also) … British ‘Style’

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It may be an urban myth that the English are a bunch of good for nothing toothless yobs who still live in poverty and bomb shelters, but at least they seem to take redesigning their currency seriously. Even throwing it out to the general public to submit ideas (over 4,000 entries, nice) … pictured are the winning ideas from a recent competition held by the UK’s Royal Mint created by a 26 year-old designer with no currency experience (read more). 

In a related story, typeface designer’s, Hoefler and Frere-Jones – who designed President Obama’s campaign typeface Gotham – think the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing now need to step up to the plate. Of course, we agree. ‘In March 2008, the US Department of the Treasury, introduced a new five Dollar bill featuring a big purple Helvetica five. The ‘redesign’ was the work of a 147-year-old government agency which employs 2,500 people and has an annual budget of $525,000,000.’ Read original article …

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5 thoughts on “Change we Should Believe in (also) … British ‘Style’”

  1. I love it. Very classy, yet modern; very British, yet international; very intelligent, yet not pompous.

  2. One big problem: no numerals on the coins. That’s a big oversight and seems like an unintentional "screw you" to people who don’t speak English.

  3. Whatcha doing on vacation in the UK when you don’t speak English? It’s not the Netherlands, for goodness sake! :P

  4. That urban myth is absolutely not true thank you. Love the dollar re-design project and love our sexy coins as well :-)

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