American Currency Re-Imagined by Travis Purrington

  • by Nick
  • 6 Years ago
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As part of his master’s thesis design project at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, student Travis Purrington has imagined what the almighty greenback would look like if the founding fathers were removed. Instead, Purrington chose to focus on modernized American ideals and virtues, manifested through themes of science, architecture and exploration. For the $5 bill, Abraham Lincoln is replaced by imagery of neural connections in the brain, the $10 bill sees Alexander Hamilton removed in favor of a homage to nanotechnology, while the $20 is a nod to human anatomy in place of Andrew Jackson. Moving upward, the $50 does away with Ulysses S. Grant to incorporate circuit-board inspired visuals and a reference to outer space endeavours, and finally – no longer is it all about the Benjamins – Mr. Franklin abdicates the visage of the C-note, rather it becomes a tribute to the astounding universe we live in. Check out the full-sized images above, and leave your impressions of the re-designed bills in the comments.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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