Coins and Design: Euro Design Honors Architects

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Coins and Design: Euro Design Honors Architects

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These have to be some of the coolest coins I've ever seen. Designed by Stani Michiels, this commemorative, 2008, 5-euro coin honors dutch architects. Not only is the coin itself beautiful, but the design process, detailed at Stani's blog shows how much thought and planning went into every detail.

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Design, coin, architect, dutch, euro

For instance, the architecture design books on the backside rise like buildings and create a negative shape, outlining the boarders of the Netherlands. The birds above fly over the nations provinces. And the names of architects that spiral to form the Queen's image are sized according to their prevalence in modern internet searches.

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Design, coin, architect, dutch, euro
Design, coin, architect, dutch, euro

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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