Thursday 4 June 2020


We’re directed to an interesting survey that examines the colour of money globally of currently circulating currency, banknotes and isolates the Pantone hues that inform them, further identifying trends, occupations and professionals depicted, etc. The colour chart is an exhaustive, identifying the reference colour—for example—of the Icelandic kroner as Turquenite, Arubian florins as Pink Gecko or the Bhuanese ngultrum as Sundress. The title symbol is the generic currency sign, used to represent any or all denominations and originally employed when one keyboard didn’t have all the speciality typographical characters of another, proposed and championed as an alternative to the $.