09.10.14 by Jeff

Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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The final currency design features The Metric System’s more traditional design on the front and Snøhetta’s pixelated design on the back:

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Snøhetta’s Website

Via: The Atlantic and Eric Wada

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I must get myself to Norway! Super modern, much wow :)

  • Taylor doran

    The only design job where you are paid in copies of what you just designed.

    • Taylor doran

      *and happy about it:)





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