Reimagining US banknotes as modern, plastic, QR-code-verified, PGP-protected collectibles

Andrey Avgust's speculative redesign for America's heroically ugly paper money reimagines greenbacks as modern plastic banknotes, similar to the more daring bills in Australian and UK currency, with UV-readable serials that are repeated in QR codes with PGP-signed hashes.

They look more like high-end collectibles than fiat, and they miss an important usability aspect in that they're all the same size, rather than following the sensible custom of printing larger-denomination bills on larger sheets.

That said, they're very futuristic and beautiful.

American Money Reimagined [Troy Turner/Yanko Design]