1000 franc noteNo, not that kind of new money, actual new notes. For the Swiss, that is.

Switzerland apparently held a contest to modernise the design of the notes and make them look more hip, and futuristics and probably some crap about representing the culture and all that. So, while we might expect watches and chocolate bars and ski lodges, that is actually not what we got, but rather some really smart images of science including the AIDS virus, a geological map of the earth and a bar of platinum. (or is that supposed to be gold).

I would have liked to see the notes graces with a potrait of Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD who just celebrated his 100th birthday!

Check out the notes for yourself – SNB BNS Banknotes.

Also, check out swissmiss, one of many design blogs.