Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A sight for sore eyes

This morning I read an interview with graphic designer Robert Deodaat Emile Oxenaar, who designed the Netherlands' banknotes from the 1960s until 2000. I love sunflowers, and the 50 guilder note is the most beautiful money I have ever seen:

Look at that! Such a cheerful sight on a dreary day -- I'd be reluctant to hand it over for that cup of coffee and hashish brownie. If I were in possession of money that looked like this, I would be much better about saving it. Guilder notes are quite collectible now, since they were all recalled when the Netherlands started using the Euro.

4 comments:

Trooperdog said...

I didn't know about your love of sunflowers. You would have loved all of the sunflowers that were around when we lived in Kansas. Did you get that in Indiana when you lived there?

Trooperdog said...

I didn't know about your love of sunflowers. You would have loved all of the sunflowers that were around when we lived in Kansas. Did you get that in Indiana when you lived there?

Feral Mom said...

What? You did time in Indiana? Say more.

area51 said...

The Euro has killed too many pretty types of currency. I loved all the varieties of currency from different European countries. At least England is still a hold back. Never mind that I am not at all concerned with the economics of currency, I just like "pretty" currency. I guess I am just shallow!