Handmade Value : One Note At A Time : Xavi García

Now this is money with real value. A former student at Central St Martins in London, Xavi García created these handmade ‘notes’ for an open college brief titled ‘Handmade.’ García says his idea was ‘a reaction to the soullessness of digital design. This note pretends to remind the viewer the amount of work, hours, patience and love that artisians put into the handicrafts they produce and stress how valuable they are, replacing currency for the amount of time spent working on it (3 months were given for this project). Entirely drawn by hand, using different printing techniques, it features security measures common in banknotes such as watermarks, tactile elements, see-through images and invisible UV ink.’ I’ll take a wad …

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