Bills so pretty you’d never spend them.
Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I’ve never seen. But he’s seen our yankee dollars and recognizes that their design kind of stinks.
For fun Avgust gave U.S. bills a redesign, starting with the material: Polymer.
Then he took the design iconography of current American cash and reimagined it within a new window, flipping the orientation from landscape to portrait (except for one shot of the stubbornly horizontal White House):
He had a bit of fun with the anti-counterfeiting measures too, imagining what metameric (optically variable) inks would look like under a black light:
Of course, money this gorgeous would never work in America. If I owned something that pretty I’d want to keep it. The powers that be would prefer we spend. Via Core77