Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Banknotes design

July 27, 2007, 1:34 PM

Great banknotes archive, some very new, some quite old. After seeing them all I can’t argue with my colleagues’ belief that Romania nowadays has some of the worst designed banknotes. Too bad..

Aruba (didn’t even now where they are, or how small or big, but they surely love design – actually, it seems they are part of Holland’s kingdom, and dutch people surely know great design):
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Also found these Aruba coins on Wikipedia (I’d really like to have some):252px-arubacoin.jpg

Malta also has wonderful banknotes (I love the back, great colours and illustration):
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And last but not least, some Romanian banknotes from 1917, amazing format:
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(via The Dieline)

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