Yes, I agree American dollars are in desperate need of a Botox party and a boob job.
No, I don’t agree with Richard Smith’s (or at least his website’s) assertion that “the only clear way to revive this global recession is to rebrand and redesign” American currency. But I do admire Smith’s gusto, and for organizing the Dollar ReDe$ign Project, a hypothetical competition to rebrand the dollar.
My preternatural grasp of world finance + common sense tells me that changing the face of the US Dollar will not “rebuild financial confidence and revive our failing economy,” as Smith suggests. But spiffy revamped greenbacks sure are a savory thought to chew on.
So let’s gaze at some favorite designs, shall we?
The most recent call for entries has passed, but voting goes until 30 September. So check out the Dollar ReDe$ign Project, read the descriptions, rationale and philosophy for each of the designs, vote your capitalistic heart out and imagine how much cooler money could be.