is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Everyone complains about how ugly American greenbacks are, and I agree with them, but I find many banknotes from other countries to be indistinguishable from one another. The view of the Norwegian krone shown above suffers from that, in my opinion. The other side of the note though, as designed by Snøhetta is a different story. It’s a highly abstract, pixelated pattern inspired by ocean waves. It’s gorgeous.
More views of the banknotes at fastcodesign.com.+