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?