infographic money concept
infographic money concept
jan 20, 2010

infographic money concept

tokyo based designer mac funamizu wondered what would happen if we rethought how coins were designed with an infographic perspective. funamizu remarks on the merits and drawbacks of round coins. while he acknowledges their benefits he wanted to see if they could be redesigned in a way that was more universally understood. this would benefit travelers and people not accustomed to a specific currency. the idea barrows from the world of graphic design, giving each coin an infographic form that corresponds to pie charts. a one dollar coin is a circle, while a two dollar coin is two. the smaller increments are segments of the circle or perforated to show what percentage they represents. while this idea wouldn’t work very well in things like vending machines, it makes you think about alternative ways we could design money.



infographic money concept

infographic money concept

infographic money concept

infographic money concept

infographic money concept

  • this could be very usefull for people that is blind. it is a synthetic idea. absolutely extraordinary

    Bernardo says:
  • 25 and 50 cent pieces would poke your thigh if carried in a pants pocket.

    cti says:
  • You carry your keys in your pocket don’t you?, much sharper and angular.
    I think these are great, would work fine in vending machines as coins are not recognised primarily by their shape but by their electro-magnetic signature (why you can’t use same shaped coins of a different currency and lower denomination), only thing they need is a bit more colour, anti counterfeiting measures and of course they have overlooked the crucial national identity, and cultural historical connotations coins have.

    bucky says:
  • Very cool =D

    Psysapiens says:
  • I haven’t seen something so intresting in a while…thanks for sharing it!

    a.d.k.v says:
  • looks great, would totally get stuck in a vending machine though…

    Tom says:
  • The concept is lost on me in the 1, 5, and 10 cent coins… the rest make cents 😉

    will says:
  • brilliant.. perfect for a world currency move over euro

    Pero says:
  • It would be really great coins like these. Dollar coins are really hard to be distinguished. In Brazil we have different sizes to every coin.

    Silvia says:
  • love it.

    francesca says:
  • Not sure how BIG these coins are relative to human hands…but there can be a circluar coin purse that these coins in fit in…like a pac dispenser or something!

    V says:
  • Agree that the 1, 5, and 10 cent dot make sense but otherwise Super

    tom tom says:
  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Lucy says:
  • Awesome!

    Al* says:
  • Fantastic!

    Pratish Mepani says:
  • Cents are fantastic!
    Dollars will be a problem in some cases.
    But the whole idea is just right! says:
  • EDIT:

    Quarter-, half- and two-dollars will be a problem. says:

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