“When contrasts come together, as when soft meets hard or digital meets analog, a dynamic is created. Our cubical pattern first of all represents pixels; our times visual language,” described Snøhetta in regards to their scheme, The Beauty of Boundaries. “Secondly, it represents mosaic; surface décor put together by different materials of different colors which together create a picture. The cubical pattern constructs the coast, the horizon, and the motive; just as we humans construct our societies on the coast.”


Snøhetta’s concept for the new Norwegian banknotes has been selected by the Central Bank of Noway. The Oslo based firm worked with The Metric System, who are mainly responsible for the more traditional design seen on the front of the note.


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