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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08.10.14 by Jeff

Film Posters by Illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki

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These are definitely some of the best poster designs I’ve seen in awhile. Terrific compositions and colours by Poland-based designer illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz. More below.

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11.09.14 by Jeff

VHS Skateboard Series by 5Boro

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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).

*Edit – The designers behind these boards are Mark Nardelli, Matthew Tapia, and Max Vogel Razauno. Thanks to Gerry, Daniel and David who helped me track them down via Facebook.

Have a closer look at each deck below.

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20.05.14 by Jeff

Shun Sasaki

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Type work by Japanese designer Shun Sasaki.

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25.11.13 by Jeff

Jaime Fernandez

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Numbers designed by Jaime Fernandez (Tatalab). More below.

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18.07.13 by Jeff

“Basilicas” – print series by Adrian Johnson celebrates classic cameras

Basilicas - print series by Adrian Johnson celebrates classic cameras

Love this print series by Adrian Johnson, celebrating classic cameras. Lots more below, can you name them all?

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04.03.13 by Jeff

Braulio Amado

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Painterly illustration and graphic design by Braulio Amado.

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01.12.11 by Jeff

Sonnenzimmer

Beautiful posters designed by Sonnenzimmer, the Chicago-based studio of painters Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi.

Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi Sonnenzimmer

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