[Fresh Money]…US Banknote Redesign by Dowling Duncan

If you haven’t heard about or seen these banknote concepts by Dowling Duncan, then you’ve been missing out on a really well thought out and surprisingly solid idea (I think anyway) for US bills…

There are some really great elements that came into play when these were being designed. For example, the reason why the notes are vertical is because Dowling Duncan determined that most people handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. The different colors are used to easily distinguish which notes are which…in fact I almost feel like the US is one of the few countries with mono-color banknotes…there’s way more info about the images presented on each bill so be sure to read up on that too!

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Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on August 30, 2010, in Design-a-licious and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I like them, but they are a bit complicated for Americans. Most Americans do read on a 8th grade level which means the different colors and the knowledge on the money would be too much.

    • You’re right. It would be too extensive for most, but I think the colors would help greatly. That’s how I’ve learned to distnguish different foreign notes…is by the colors.
      I think for the most part, the writing should probably not be on there, but I think most American would learn the meanings of each note in an abbreviated form, like in school and such.

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