Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spacebucks

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So our bedrest buddy Scott S. sends along this uplifting missive, from a blog that features people's ideas for redesigning U.S. currency.

The Dollar ReDe$ign Project hopes to "rebrand" the US Dollar, rebuild financial confidence and revive our failing economy. You can sign their petition to support a currency update, or learn how to enter their annual efforts to find better designs.

Dollar Re-Design Project Apollo Money
1st Prize: $500 Cash + a ReDe$ign t-shirt.
2nd + 3rd Place: $100 Cash each + a ReDe$ign t-shirt.

ALL submissions are posted online!


Obviously, my and Scott's favorite-by-a-mile was the runner up series by Nate Castiglione of San Diego, CA. He created 12 absolutely stunning and designs, right down to blindness aids, security threads and other anti-counterfeiting measures.

Apollo Program Currency
Says Nate:
"Celebrating one of America's great achievements, this currency design chronicles the Apollo space program, from Kennedy's ambitious challenge, to man's first steps on the moon… we sometimes forget what an amazing feat was accomplished..."

He also hopes that, "In a time when the economy is failing, jobs are disappearing, schools are failing and hopelessness abounds, these bills would serve as a reminder of American spirit, ingenuity, determination and courage."

Click any of the space bucks to see his ideas for the $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills and read the rest of his fine essay of how America's space program inspired the world!

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