kateordie:

Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:

Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.

Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.

Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.

I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?

These designs are slick as hell, though.

tyleroakley:

"How To Put On Your Face" by Anna Akana

darkesthorizons:

neptuneisforlovers:

ITS NOT SEWING SUPPLIES!

My question is how does every single person identify with this, is it like a secret rule to use those for sewing supplies?

07.22.14 @ 19:54563214

darkesthorizons:

neptuneisforlovers:

ITS NOT SEWING SUPPLIES!

My question is how does every single person identify with this, is it like a secret rule to use those for sewing supplies?

strivingking:

When you’re feeling down and out, REAL friends be like

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waywardvagabondslilcousin:

a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption

one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan

years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal

he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”

ARTIST

The Seatbelts

TRACK

Tank!

ALBUM

Cowboy Bebop OST

PLAYS

102767

I’m not so sure I believe in dopplegangers. I just prefer to be Dane DeHaan.

07.22.14 @ 19:1583733

leachy-keen:

Took these at BFD this weekend. Nick gets so into it I love it.

namastetoyoutoo:

This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

07.22.14 @ 19:13346002

namastetoyoutoo:

This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

saltyrose:

heartbreak shall be the best memory givenso that we can see the world differently once againand it will, still, be new and beautiful
be in front of me while I am riding through lifegrowing, blooming, smiling

07.22.14 @ 19:1317141

saltyrose:

heartbreak shall be the best memory given
so that we can see the world differently once again
and it will, still, be new and beautiful

be in front of me while I am riding through life
growing, blooming, smiling

tyleroakley:

My struggle.

07.22.14 @ 19:1162067

tyleroakley:

My struggle.

takenoverbyrocknroll:

07.22.14 @ 19:0745611

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