July232014

kateordie:

Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:

Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.

Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.

Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.

I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?

These designs are slick as hell, though.

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2AM
saxypone:

fuchsiamae:

dextronoms:

bitches-im-balin:

bigbigtruck:

krudman:

I love this

"you come here often?" "DWARVEN CRAAAFTS"

"hey baby did it hurt when you fell from heaven-"
"FAVOR THE BOW, EH? I’M A SWORD MAN MYSELF"

"hey let me buy you a drin-"
"LET ME GUESS: SOMEONE STOLE YOUR SWEET ROLL?"

"hey gorgeous-"
"I LIKE SHORTS! THEY’RE COMFY AND EASY TO WEAR!"

"hey beauti-""SOMETIMES, I DREAM ABOUT CHEESE"

saxypone:

fuchsiamae:

dextronoms:

bitches-im-balin:

bigbigtruck:

krudman:

I love this

"you come here often?"
"DWARVEN CRAAAFTS"

"hey baby did it hurt when you fell from heaven-"

"FAVOR THE BOW, EH? I’M A SWORD MAN MYSELF"

"hey let me buy you a drin-"

"LET ME GUESS: SOMEONE STOLE YOUR SWEET ROLL?"

"hey gorgeous-"

"I LIKE SHORTS! THEY’RE COMFY AND EASY TO WEAR!"

"hey beauti-"

"SOMETIMES, I DREAM ABOUT CHEESE"

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2AM

Katara dealing with sexism

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ziggybravo:

fuzzykitty01:

feferiden:

gingerhaze:

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This is the realest shit

This is when you know the education system is fucked up. 

I’ven’t a single college-aged friend who hasn’t shared this sentiment.

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ivegotthetriforce:

lesbeeanmovie:

greencarnations:

cinematicsymphony:

This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:

  • do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
  • go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
  • if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
  • look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
  • the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
  • works every time

"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING

They have to be bleeding for me to react. Otherwise, my students get the “you’re fine, let’s go back to fun music time” speech. I don’t even LOOK at the injury 99.99% of the time. Because kids are used to the overreaction of their parents and expect the same sympathy.

That’s how everyone in Japan treats injuries. I swear, I’ve seen Elementary school kids with huge gashes on their knees and elbows just saunter into the teachers room (since that’s where they do basic first aid like bandage cuts) and just ask for the teacher in charge of such supplies. Almost no tears. Also, the kids mostly self govern on the playground and they sort of collectively decide if the injured student is alright. I find it fascinating.

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2AM
carry-on-wayward-fallen-angel:

andythanfiction:



honestly I’m not even surprised anymore

carry-on-wayward-fallen-angel:

andythanfiction:

honestly I’m not even surprised anymore

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madame-loki:

nerdywithadashofawesome:

paintedprintedpaper:

moonlightmina13:

gayteenss:

wetpaintanddrynoise:

thatfuckingcrowv2:

unic0rrn-sluts:

this doesnt even need a caption… every girl knows what this is…

Acurate.

Actually today.

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Yes

i will never not reblog. its too accurate

wait do girls really go in those weird half standing positions and stand on their heads type deal???

Yes.

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1AM

Anonymous said: I really like winnie the pooh, Can you draw winnie the pooh pleaseeeeee

iguanamouth:

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whosfuckingbad:

maltese-vulcan:

french-verbz:

Well now I can correctly moonwalk away from uncomfortable situations

Because everyone deserves to know how to do a mean moonwalk.

guYS THIS IS IMPORTANT

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1AM

friendlyaxolotl:

comic about how I’ve been feeling recently

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July192014

My belly dancing represents me - it`s a trademark. I`ve tried to incorporate it in original ways in modern songs. But sometimes it bugs me a bit that people resort to (saying) that I`m shaking my ass with a huge sexual charge, instead of recognizing it as a move that, yeah, it`s loaded with sensuality, but it`s also part of an artistic expression.

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2AM

sixpenceee:

Sometimes the internet can be a great place. 

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