05 March 2009

Le Freak C'est Chic - Dutch Architecture 5 Euro Coin Design - Part 3

The finish off the day with the economy, I found this wonderful design for a Dutch 5 Euro Coin that commemorates Architecture. This beautiful design was completed by Dutch artist, Stani Michiels. The face of the coin is a portrait of the Dutch Queen Beatrix and constructed with names of important Dutch architects. The reverse face of the coin is designed to be symbolic of a book shelf that rises like the abundant of great writing on the architects. Read about the whole design process which is fascinating at Stani Michiels website. The coins are available from the Dutch Mint. A great example of design making our everyday world beautiful.

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