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Student redesigns American bank notes to celebrate science

Student redesigns American bank notes to celebrate science

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Design student Travis Purrington at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland thinks it’s high-rolling time the traditional currency of America received a makeover...

For student Travis Purrington's master thesis project he decided to follow in the image-led European currencies such as the Euro or Swedish krona and transform US dollars into something a little more artistic.

On each banknote is one side featuring a drawing of scientific subject matter, with a colourful, real-world depiction on the other side. The $5 note (above) portrays neurons on one side and modern farming fields on the other, a representation of science and human ingenuity. 

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With a focus on, "themes of scientific and global systems central to human society", Purrington hopes to emphasise humanity as a whole collective than on the current dollar bills.

American bank notes

American bank notes

American bank notes

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