Sander Pinkse wrote:
> At 02-08-2001, Ramiro Espinosa wrote:
> >Does anybody know why the Dutch National Bank is changing the great
> >Oxdenaar bank notes for the not-so-great Jaap Drupsteen designs?
> Oh, it's much worse. The Drupsteen designs have been used for years
> now, but they too will have to go. As of next year, we'll have to use
> euros. Not so bad in itself, but banknote design will be standardized
> across Europe as well. You can imagine what the resulting banknotes
> will look like.
The notes are fairly OK, I think, (by Robert Kalina of the Oesterreichische
Nationalbank) -- given that they were chosen by a process that went from "notable
designers" through "public opinion" to "top politicians" -- but the coins (by Luc
Luycx of the Royal Belgian Mint) are *horrible* -- at least if every picture of them
I've ever seen is anything to go by. They really do look like chocolate coins. And
yes, since this is TYPO-L, the figures on them look cheap, too.
http://www.euro.ecb.int/ is the prettiest of the official websites.
Not my currency until Tony decides to ask,