Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Best Kept Secret In The UK

new uk currency by matt dent
I found out about our newly designed currency today purely by accident. In fact I discovered it on an American site - Sub Studio.
A 26 year old designer Matt Dent has won a competition, held by The Royal Mint to design our new currency. He took the Shield of the Royal Arms and spread the design over each piece of currency and came up with this - SUPERB.
I have heard not an utterance on the news, mainly because they are too busy reporting on reality TV shows and soap operas to bother themselves with something as important as this. Calm down woman................
new uk currency by matt dent
new uk currency by matt dent

4 comments:

paola said...

Oh wow! Is this true! These are stunning and original and make me proud to be British.

Can someone please tell the Americans that their coins are diddly and confusing and their notes are the worst designed in the entire world? There are many things I love about living here, but the money is not one of them...

And, having insulted most of your readers, I shall now withdraw :)

paris parfait said...

I hadn't heard about them either! They are beautiful. As for Paola, have you looked at the euro lately? The coins are even worse than the American ones, particularly the one and two-centime coins, which are tiny. Of course since the euro trumps all other currency at the moment, guess they think they can afford to be contrary with the centimes.

Tinsie said...

They're awesome! Can't wait to see them for real :-)

babelfish said...

I have to say I haven't heard about them either, but they are stunning!