Inspired by Bitcoin, I thought I’d recreate digital currency. Let me share my recreation of an Australian $10 bill.
Original Australian $10 bill. (Above)
On the front of my recreation, Old Tom – an aborigine; aboriginal art; and a boomerang honor Australia’s past, while on the backside, an image of the Sydney Opera House celebrates accomplishments and future possibilities. I kept the look and feel of the original Australian $10 bill, but added my interpretation of the country and it’s imagery.
I made the dimensions for my recreated Australian $10 bill: 6″ x 2.5″ – to match the dimensions of an American bill, making it easy to fit into wallets, international vending machines and ATM’s.
I ensured that the text for the country name and denomination amount became big, prominent, clear and easy to spot.
Recreated back of Australian $10 bill with blueprint of Sydney Opera House. (Above)
Recreated back of Australian $10 bill with sketch of Sydney Opera House. (Above)
I used anymaking.com to create an engraved effect on the Sydney Opera House image.
I copy and pasted my renderings of Adobe Illustrator line designs into Photoshop to add complexity to the background. I also used gradients to add further background, anti-counterfeit complexity. Furthermore, I included circle patterns to symbolize unity and wholeness.
Images courtesy of Google search (Usage rights/labeled for reuse).
What do you think of my digital $10 bill? What are your thoughts on digital currency? Do you deal with Bitcoin?