Friday, September 21, 2007

The new 5 dollar bill

(stolen from kottke)

"We wanted this redesigned bill to scream, 'I am a five. I am a five,"' Larry Felix, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing said in an interview with The Associated Press.

So that is why the 5 at the lower right of the bill is purple. What with all the screaming. (Corny potah hehehe)

Perhaps the most striking change is a new large-size 5 printed in the lower right-hand corner of the backside of the bill in high-contrast purple ink. That feature was added to help the visually impaired.

While it is a valid reason, I think it could have been handled with more elegance.


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