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.
This is pretty fucking cool
All for this.
Tibetan monk’s levitation is not a legend. It has nothing to do with Eastern mysticism or religious teachings. The person did not get any help except his focused mind and his energy that caused thephenomenon. That is what the mind in combination with your energy can achieve by itself. If someone can do things that look supernatural, it does not necessarily mean God is helping them do it. In this case, it was neither good or bad that helped achieve the feat; it was simply the mind over matter. Those monks have mastered the ability to control the smallest of their energy particles within their vessels.
Imagine you are in the spirit realm and watch a monk meditate in a cross-leg position. You could hear his concentrated thoughts: “All of my weight is going down and out of my body; I’m becoming as light as a feather.” He thought that over and over. Finally, he floated up almost a foot off the ground. When he ended the session, he gently floated back down by thinking, “I’m becoming weighted.” If you could go up to him without being seen and slap your hands together, the guy would go down like a rock. Loss of concentration breaks the mind link to your energy’s manipulation of the universal laws on the fleshly plane..
I will always reblog this.
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Money & Life trailer (a story about money that will change your life)
Published on Apr 24, 2013
MONEY and LIFE is an inspirational documentary that makes a provocative proposition: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity? The film takes us on a journey, from the original purpose of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis as well as the growing ecological crisis we are all facing. MONEY and LIFE tells a new story of money and more broadly a new story of humanity. We owe it to ourselves and the planet to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money.
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