Student artist Barbara Bernat creatively re-imagines Hungarian paper money with designs that look like pages from a naturalist's sketchbook. The artist created these beautiful banknotes for a fictional currency, the Hungarian Euro, as her thesis project. She etched the drawings on copper plates, which allowed her to produce prints recreating the quality and detail characteristic of secure paper currency.
“This subtle and refined form of reproduction enabled me to imitate the original technique used during the production of banknotes, intaglio printing,” the artist says on her website. “My goal was to create a complete series with clear design that transcends the tradition of banknote making.”