Norway’s Artistic Bank Notes

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The Kroner, Norway’s currency, just got a radical redesign and the result is simply stunning. After a call for submissions from the nation’s central bank Norges, architectural firm Snøhetta and graphic design company The Metric System were named co-victors. Each was offered one side on every note in the bill range, which will go into circulation in 2017. Snøhetta’s side is quite abstract and pixellated, while The Metric System side is a more straightforward representation of traditional Nordic culture—but both are distinctly beautiful.