On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Hrant H Papazian wrote:
> From: Harvey Fishman
> > Hey, it's only money. ;-)
> You're not kidding. The last thing we need is *more* respect
> for money. Beauty is great*, and I'm not saying money should
> be ugly (like the new US stuff) - it should be *nondescript*.
> I've been letting my baby boy play with (more like dismantle)
> my wallet in an effort to prevent an unhealthy reverence for
> the stuff. And I think the first thing a contemporary graphic
> designer should do is refuse to design attractive currency.
Hrant, this is nonsense.
> * That Dutch note with the orange sunflower
> (the 50 guilder?) is simply captivating.
It is Ootje Oxenaar's 50-guilder note indeed. And one could argue
that the way he subverted the usual rhetoric of grandeur in
banknote design, with an "attractive" (though I wouldn't use this
word) design solution is much more effective in "preventing the
unhealthy reverence" you talk about than your clueless suggestion...
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