Is anyone else as annoyed as I am about the hideous re-design of the $50 and $20 bills? It will eventually trickle down to all currency. The excuse is, “it’s more difficult to counterfeit,” but why did they have to take away all the lovely 19th-century graphic elements, enlarge and scarify the portrait, and generally make them look like play money?
If they were going to change U.S. currency, why not do what every other country does and have different denominations in different colors? Now, that would make sense!
I also read that no artists or designers were consulted on the re-design; just government wonks. So–with no say from the U.S. taxpayers!–we now have hideous, clunky, ill-designed currency, an embarrassment to our country and a blot in our wallets.