As the UK newspaper, The Guardian, looks back over 2011, they comment on how financial issues have dominated the news.  They put out a challenge for artists to “invent new currencies and banknotes for a changed world”, and published the results on December 16, 2011.

John GreyJohn Grey
‘A £50 note showing five noble beasts facing extinction in the wild, to remind users of the loss of natural wealth that no amount of money can replace.’

Alasdair Gray Alasdair Gray

Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen
‘Adorned with endangered or extinct species in denominations such as $6.66, the real value of $10 with environmental costs factored in.’

Naomi Klein and Kyo MaclearNaomi Klein and Kyo Maclear

See more designed currency at The Guardian.

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