27 May 2009


Ahh, the economy has gotten everyone thinking about money. Some people are finding creative ways to change the economy by focusing literally on money. Detroit Cheers are making their way around town in an attempt to keep American dollars in the city. This was a technique used in the Depression Era and has really created a tight community between Detroit businesses. Read more about it at Model D

Detroit Cheers

I also just heard about a design contest to design new money for the United States. It is something that was started by the people, and has not been made official by the government, but it is definitely an interesting project that should be given some attention by designers. Their idea is that if we make money shinier (more stimulating) then people will use it more, thus stimulating the economy a bit. ;) Read more about it here

Since we're on the topic of money, I thought I would make note of the beautiful guilder notes from the Netherlands, designed by Ootje. They have since been replaced by the Euro :( check them out, they are beautiful! Read more about them here

1 comment:

  1. hello, this is sunil from india, just came across ur blog and ur currency collections are awesome...wanna chat with u...can u plz catch me on sunil271980@gmail.com