Themed banknotes by Jade Dalloul featuring American companies and their CEOs.
As part of his 2011 master’s thesis, US design student Travis Purrington reimagined the American dollar, to wit:
…inspired by the Swiss Franc’s (CHF) ambitious redesign process (the currency is thoroughly redesigned every 20 years by way of contest) The goal was to develop a similar updated iconographic system better representing the advancements and culture within the American society. This particular series plays on themes of human discovery and endeavors to connect achievement, theory and the fundamental properties of life.
Different sized bills? No dead presidents? Nice try, buddy.
More detail here.
“Watching Straight Outta LA, Ice Cube’s documentary about the Oakland Raiders. Late on, Cube conveys hip hop becoming a worldwide business at the end of the eighties by depicting himself on three global currencies; a hundred dollar bill, some yen, and ten of the aul fellas. Those first few punts must have meant a lot to him…”
In the five years since its invention, the unregulated currency has risen in value from $0.14 to over $100, due largely to financial crises in Cyprus and elsewhere.
For those who don’t know what it’s all about, here’s what it’s all about.
John Gustavsson writes:
As a matter of fact, a British Member of the European Parliament, David Hannan, suggested Britain should reach out a hand to the Irish and offer them the sterling. Also more trade between Ireland and the UK would benefit both countries.
We should also remember that technically, Ireland does not need the UK’s permission to use the sterling. It may be useful to have (not to create diplomatic tension etc), but it’s not absolutely necessary.