Future Banknote Design

Denmark is going to have new banknotes and the national bank arranged a competition among eight artists who were asked to do a draft. Last week the bank chose two proposals that will now be adapted to the specific security needs of the banknotes. When that is done they will choose which design should be the future banknotes of Denmark.
I am very happy about all this. I don’t like our present banknotes that look like monopoly money and I think we need an update. I must add that I am very surprised the national bank arranged this competition since I thought all pointed at a future with euro as our currency.
The two drafts have one thing in common – they include bridges, but besides from that they are very different.
Kasper Bonnén’s design is very contemporary both in colour, content and form.
Karin Birgitte Lund’s design is more classically beautiful and cool.
I like them both…but I think I would prefer Kasper Bonnén’s design. It’s so bold and typical of our day that it would be a strong statement. I think we need that after some years with the most boring and ugly banknotes imaginable.
But! Let’s have a vote! I have made a little poll and I ask you to cast your votes. Below you see the designs and a link for the poll. If you want to read more on the competition go here.

Kasper Bonnén
Kasper Bonnén.


Karin Birgitte Lund
Karin Birgitte Lund.

Go here to vote.



February 13, 2007. Art, Quizzes and polls. 3 comments.

May the Pie be with you!

A little quiz:
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I ate his Pie with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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I like that one. It sort of de-grotesquefies the whole thing.

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a Pie.

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A Pie. Shaken, not stirred.

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May the Pie be with you.

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They may take away our Pie, but they’ll never take our freedom!

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I have always depended on the kindness of Pie.

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Me too, Blanche. Me too.

Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my Pie, in this life or the next.

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This last one is related to this wonderful little sketch that Marie sent me the other day.


Need I remind you why we like the pie? Ok, then: because it’s goooood.

January 5, 2007. Films, Internet Findings, Quizzes and polls, YouTube. Leave a comment.

Quiz and Hatred

Inspired by Marie I went to Quizilla to see if I could find some interesting quiz about opera. But no…all I got was dozens of “Which character in Phantom of the Opera are you?”. And as we all know Phantom of the Opera (and musicals in general) has NOTHING to do with opera. Grrr! Just to prove my point (which is that an opera lover should know nothing about Phantom of the Opera) I took one of the quizzes: The “Are you a true Phantom of the Opera fan?”-quiz. I am happy to announce that I got this result:

“Okay, people rarely get this message from me… but:
…I think you know absolutely positively nothing. You don’t know the true story of what it truly is and you only saw the movie, which was awesome, but your a poser of a fanatic. I despise you. please rate

0 other people got this result!
This quiz has been taken 113 times.
0% of people had this result.”

I’m intrigued by the“please rate” at the end of the frase, and of course also by the “poser of a fanatic”. I have actually never posed to be a fanatic. Least of all of that kind of rubbish.
I must admit that I saw the movie. I did! *sobs*. And I hated it. I had hoped for some dark interesting hero and all I got was the thinnest story I have ever heard. Get a grip of your selves all you Phantom freaks!
End of rant.


August 14, 2006. Opera, Quizzes and polls, Rants. 1 comment.

The Moomin Quiz

My mother tells me that as a child I had this weird fixation on personality tests and quizzes. I’d always try out the tests and quizzes in magazines, and I considered them to be a kind of oracles that could look into my soul. I would take the tests with my heart pounding in my chest, and there was no way of convincing me that just because the Disney magazine stated that individuals born on Saturdays were cunning, scheming and greedy individuals who had luck in gambling rather than in love, it wasn’t neccesarily true of me.

Over the years I would say that I’ve developed a more laid-back attitude towards tests and quizzes, which I’m sure is a good thing, because in these internet times the quizzes seem to be countless, and they’re everywhere.


Which moomin character are you? Find out in my quiz!

One of the sites that give out hundreds of new quizzes every day is quizilla.com. Now, while the site is a display of bad, bad grammar and spelling, and general abuse of the English language, and most of the quizzes bear names such as “which bratz doll r u?” and “Date or do Orlando bloom??? girlz only!! *s* *s*”, it was the only site I knew of for creating your own quiz, and so that’s where I went the other night when I had a bad case of insomnia and a vague idea for a quiz.

The result you can see here. It’s a quiz that should determine which character from Finnish Tove Jansson’s Moomin Vally books that fits your personality the best. I invite any one of you who feel like it to take the quiz, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

(By the way, the Moomin books range as my favourites among children’s literature, and I think they’re pure genius and much more profound than most people give them credit for, and, in particular, more than that awful anime Japanese series will show. But I don’t have the time to get into that issue right now.)


PS: For those enquiry minds out there, I’m Moomin, apparently. I feel more like the Fillyjonk, but there you are.

See how relaxed I am about not getting the expected result? I’ve come a long way since childhood.


 *runs off to ask people, desperately, if I really remind them of a fat, male troll*

August 13, 2006. Literature, Quizzes and polls. 5 comments.