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!

  3. Lola says:

    To service payments in the virtual world we need new technological money. Cryptocurrencies as a means of payment will create more and more competition to electronic (mobile, card-based, etc.) payments. Not to mention the state of the art, which is not suitable for the needs of a digital economy the main pros mentioned in elementary course from Crypto Academy. If there is a profit, there is a proposal. But the well-known bitcoin is unprofitable as a means of payment because its price is subject to significant fluctuations. The use of it is the quickest way to attract the attention of potential users to the possibilities of cryptocurrencies. In order to perform the functions of money, the asset must have more or less stable value.


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