Bill designs for the Hudson Valley Current, a non-profit with local currency to be used in the Hudson Valley. Currents are companion currency to the US dollar (with the same monetary value) that encourage local purchases by keeping money in the community.
We started with bills that would use a Hudson Valley Visionary, for example, Sojourner Truth, Thomas Cole, Eleanor Roosevelt or Pete Seeger. On the back of each bill, there’d be a description of the contribution the person made.
Our final designs featured Hudson Valley animals and their habitats – a Bee in the fields, a Blue Heron in the streams, a Blue Tailed Skink on the rocks and a Rainbow Trout in the river.