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Holler For The Dollar.


With their vertical format bills, Dowling Duncan have reignited interest in ‘The Dollar Redesign Project’. This is basically a re-imagining of the US dollar. It’s a very interesting project, and we all know that most people hate change (everyone whine’s and complains when the make a new change to Facebook.) So take a look at them, and just think to yourself that this is what you may be giving your kids when they ask for allowance. (Assuming your in your mid 20’s). Obviously people will have questions about these bills, so Dowling Duncan have already answered them for you below.

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.”

Now keep in consideration that this is just a project, a clever idea, don’t think that these bills will be in ATM’s round the country, but just imagine what if they were.