Maryke Degryse's euro designs

Started by chrisild, December 18, 2007, 08:19:38 PM

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chrisild

Neat that you have the Greek 10 dr. coin in both versions - with the older plural "drachmai" and the newer one "drachmes" ...

Now that we know who your brother is - is Maryke Degryse your sister? ;)

Christian

Figleaf

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Geert

#2
 ;D

I Don't know her

Maryke Degryse

* Roeselare, Belgium, 1958 
   
Studied textiles, design, graphic art, ceramics and screen printing.

Has worked as a graphic designer at the Nationale Bank van Belgi?/
Banque Nationale de Belgique since 1981

see also next link Design euro (she is nr 33)

Geert

 ;D

what about Maryke Degryse

I have called her and she was surprisid when i intruce myself about our Name and Money

;)

Figleaf

#4
I hope you asked her if you could visit her studio and see the work she did on her designs. I've looked at her designs at the site of the Bank of Greece (see the link I gave in Reply #1) and I think they're pretty good. My only criticism is the 20, which shows coins that are identifiable and belong to the Southern Netherlands. I think the European Commission was right to demand that none of the symbolism be assignable to a smaller geographic unit than the European Union. Otherwise, the themes are very well chosen and developed.

Maybe a3v1 knows whether the notes could be issued privately or whether the European Union holds the rights (maybe not if the Bank of Greece can publish them). It would be fun to be able to have an essay of a banknote in your collection.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Geert

 ;D

I have called her again after your posting (Figleaf ) and ask for send me of the info about the making of ...

be continue .......

ps change the titel world coins in design banknotes eur ???

chrisild

#6
As for publishing the designs, I saw that exhibition when it was in Frankfurt in late 2003 and bought the catalog. The digital version (from the CD) can be downloaded here:

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/euro_catalogueen.pdf
(PDF, English version, about 27 MB)

Anyway, somewhere at the end of the catalog you find the following note: "Reproduction of the euro banknote designs which are part of the contents of this CD-ROM shall comply with the rules laid down in the Decision of the European Central Bank of 20 March 2003 on the denominations, specifications, reproduction, exchange and withdrawal of euro banknotes (ECB/2003/4), as published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ L 78 of 25. 3. 2003, p.16)."

So I think (have I mentioned lately that I am not a lawyer?) that these rules http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/l_07820030325en00160019.pdf also cover the designs ...

Christian

PS - download link fixed 2011-07-26

Figleaf

Thanks, Christian. Superb link! I downloaded the book. Having looked over the designs, I still think Degryse's designs are great, though I found the abstract/modern series by Robert Ballagh very impressive also and I can understand why the simple designs of Kalina won out.

It's fun to compare the designs with the last coins and banknotes in circulation. Style influences are often clear.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.