Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Norway’s Artistic Bank Notes 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 …

Norway’s Artistic Bank Notes

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

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, …

John Baldessari’s VISIONAIRE

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

Conceptual artist John Baldessari is best known for his work in found photography and the application of his sense of humor—most notably, his signature technique of covering faces with bright colorful price stickers. For VISIONAIRE’s 64th issue, his subjects are a little more recognizable—with selfies of Drake, Miley Cyrus, Gisele Bündchen, Scarlett Johansson and more—but his “interventions” are still just as colorful and mischievous as …