This is what the designer has to say about it:
“According’s 2010 constitution, legal currency can no longer bear portraits and images of individuals. The current notes in circulation still bear the portraits of former Presidents … that got me thinking: how would a modern Kenyan Shilling actually look? And perhaps more fundamentally, what do Kenyans consider ‘Kenyan’? Here are designs that I think answer both.”
We really like some of the elements used, such as the spears across the number zero and the watermark. Because it’s a concept, we’ll let it off for not going into more depth on the technical side, though we think these would look great in the style of the recently launched British £10 note. Those notes are plastic and feature a transparent section for security, which gives them a unique look and keeps tourists entertained.
We’d love to hear what you think about Dicky’s redesign and how you would redesign the current Kenyan Shilling.