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25 October 2016

Design Week and the Currency of Design

Design Week asked us ‘What is your favourite currency design’. Our reply…Monopoly money.

The legal tender of the world’s most popular board game is a perfect piece of design. It’s clear, simple, colour-coded for ease of use and instantly recognisable, both as part of the brand and as what it represents: even if you’ve never played Monopoly, it’s still obviously a banknote. It also enhances the game experience: you can exact revenge on a callous landlord by paying the rent in ones; and what other currency lets you buy a hotel for cash?