Redesigning the Swedish National Banknote

April 24th, 2012




The Swedish National Bank had a competition for designers to redesign the Swedish banknote. The Stockholm Design Lab, was among the 46 competitors and was even among the top 8. Unfortunately they did not win, but their design was promising. I really enjoyed their banknote design because of the simplicity and type.

We’ve talked about currency design before but I’m still rather curious if there is a list somewhere out there that can detail all of the finer points that a new design for currency has to be upheld to.

View the full PDF for SDL’s design process.

Posted by on 04/24/12 in Design

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  1. David says:

    Yup, I like them too. Except for Astrid Lindgen who looks like a zombie from Walk of the dead…

    This is the design that was chosen: http://vlt.se/nyheter/1.1630713-sa-har-ser-de-nya-sedlarna-ut

    Not as sharp as Stockholm Design Lab’s.

    David from Sweden.

  2. beautiful designs. great post Shelby!


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