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.
This proof-of-concept from MIT Tangible Media Group is NEXT LEVEL. This video demonstrates an interface design concept that could revolutionize the way we use our phones and desktop computers. Amazing stuff! Watch the video below!
It’s been a while since I bought a skateboard but this series of VHS inspired decks by New York brand 5BORO is fantastic. If anyone knows who designed them please let me know (I searched for a design credit for awhile and came up with zilch).
Have a closer look at each deck below.
Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.
The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.
More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Many artists have reimagined famous album covers over the years, but I don’t think there’s been a series as impressive as this. Artist Harvezt has painstakingly created the other side to many iconic album covers, revealing what the reverse shot would look like if a camera had been placed in the background of the original cover. It’s quite remarkable the way the artist matches perspectives, colours, even illustrative styles. Have a look at more famous covers from a completely new perspective below!