Things to do before you’re 30.

Something like “design the new UK currency” sounds okay to me.

So, here in England a 26 year old graphic designer, Matthew Dent, won the contest created by the Royal Mint in 2005 for the new coin designs, with an astonishing result. My most sincere compliments to Mr. Dent. The only other designer I know who designed currency (for Honk Hong, where he lives and works) is none less than Mr. Henry Steiner!

The new design, based on the Royal Arms is brilliant, and makes Euro coins looks like Monopoly money.
Oh, wait. The new US five dollar bills are even worse.


new UK coins
Update: Creative Review interviews Matthew Dent.