Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
ok but can we talk about how cool these look like fuck yea
No on the Obama one for obvious reasons. And no on putting FDR on the bill. Sure, he was a good guy and brought the U.S. back on its feet like a boss but he also sold this country out to corporations which is a HELL THE FUCK NO type thing. After that kind of shit, you don’t get your face on a bill. Maybe Kennedy. He was boss. But not FDR.
Actually New Deal policies extended the Great Depression into the 50s until most of them were removed and less interference in the market from the government.
So he fucked things up even more than I thought?
Yeah basically, plus yah know the whole 20 thousand or so people of Japanese, Italian, and German heritage that were locked up in internment camps and had their property confiscated.
Lame. Lame. Lame. Lame. The design and 1 and 100 dollar bills make me want to puke.
“America is home to the deadliest school shooting in the entire world”
Is a complete and utter false hood.
in 2004, Beslan, Chechnya, 32 armed men walked into a school and held over 1,100 students hostage in a 3 day stand off with Russian special forces. The end result was 334 hostages dead, 180 or so being school children.
so shut your fucking mouth
that was a hostage crisis, not a shooting
That’s interesting I was under the impression that when people shot guns at each other it was considered a shooting.
Very interesting how liberals/democrats will skew terminology to fit their agenda. Facts evade them.