Hungarian Banknote Concept Designed by Barbara Bernát

Budapest-based graphic designer Barbara Bernát designed this lovely concept for the Hungarian paper money, for her MA degree project at the University of West Hungary.

The project involved five denominations of ten etchings, each imprinted onto separate copperplates.

The security feature reveals the skeleton of each animal under UV light.

"I only wanted to keep the essential visual elements of a banknote. I wanted to emphasize the animals and plants — the typography and the security marks are secondary on my notes. I left the the unnecessary security graphic elements behind, to get a clear visual impact."

“This subtle and refined form of reproduction enabled me to imitate the original technique used during the production of banknotes, intaglio printing. My goal was to create a complete series with clear design that transcends the tradition of banknote making.”

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