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

  • love it.

  • 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.

  • brilliant.. perfect for a world currency move over euro

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

  • looks great, would totally get stuck in a vending machine though…

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

  • Very cool =D

  • 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.

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

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


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