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Common €2 Issue 2012 - My Proposal
« on: February 21, 2011, 12:17:17 AM »
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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 01:14:20 AM »
The symbolism of Europa on the bull is clear.

I very much like the play of lines forming the €uro sign, which gives the design depth. I am just afraid it may not be instantly obvious that it is a euro sign, as the eye wants to see it in perspective. I can't think of a good solution, because it is exactly the convex/concave perspective that makes the design so attractive. Sorry to be unhelpful.

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 01:30:26 AM »
To me the design looks rather fantasic. I note Figleaf's comments about the "E" symbol and note, and it is only a note, perhaps to bring the lines one above and below the current - of the E symbol which perhaps would stengthen the appearance of the "E" symbol withour detracting. Or even missing one section as has been done both above and below and draw it that way.

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 08:28:34 AM »
design on the left represent the euro sign and more the European Parliament building seen from the inside (see photo attached), that was the idea.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinesoens/5320244316/

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 08:38:26 AM »
more... on the right inside the stars have the little symbols of bruxelles, maastricht and strasbourg.. :-)
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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 04:26:29 PM »
The parliament building in Strasbourg I find difficult to recognize. Maybe because it "comes" from the left, while buildings tend to start at the bottom. ;) (Except maybe if you have a whole circle of small buildings.) If you want to include a building, maybe the "Gouvernement" in Maastricht (the province parliament, built in the mid-1980s) is an option - that is where the Treaty was signed.

The treaty itself could be depicted too ... nah, the sheer volume may deter some:
http://www.hdg.de/lemo/objekte/pict/WegeInDieGegenwart_photoVertragsfaksimileMaastricht/index.jpg

By the way, while there is nothing wrong with designing coins that are unlikely to be issued, you may want to think about something else instead. Apparently the 2012 common issue will be about 10 years of the euro as legal tender: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/22

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 04:50:59 PM »
with my first design I put together the theme of the Maastricht Treaty with the theme of the 10 years of the euro. join the euro symbol and the parliament building in this way was a compromise and feel.
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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 04:53:05 PM »
in the second drawing but I wanted to represent in general the union of peoples. 5 children (5-pointed star), which together make circle.
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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 05:00:18 PM »
OK, the explanation helps. I always visit the parliament building in Brussels. Was in Straßburg once and got lost in the building at every turn. :-[

Two proposals (not obligations):

Make the contours of the € one pixel thicker

or

Detach the parallelograms forming the € from the rest

and see if the lines still become a convex/concave form.

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 05:09:42 PM »
And why still have the design entering the ring, while according to the present rules this ring should be reserved for the twelve stars and nothing else?
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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 05:28:01 PM »
The idea of the five children and the five pointed star is excellent, but if you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have seen it. Maybe morphing the five into a star would help? There is morphing software. Look at this design for inspiration.



The idea was to show the spiritual value of the rock. The birds are not morphed into stars, but the designer did play with the idea.

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 08:00:02 PM »
And why still have the design entering the ring, while according to the present rules this ring should be reserved for the twelve stars and nothing else?

Apparently it is fine, according to the current rules/conventions/whatever, to use parts of the ring. See this year's €2 commems from Germany and Luxembourg for example. The important part is that the Stars of Europe are arranged the way they appear on the flag. But a design like Frizio's first one, with the € symbol and the abstracted building, would probably not be OK ...

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Re: 2012 - my proposal
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 11:33:32 PM »
Really like the second design, don't get the first one!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 07:22:27 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 08:07:52 PM »
Wow! A complicated design, but I think it works very well. The moiré will give excellent light effects, especially on the largest star. I like the shadow play behind the star at 3 o'clock, but also the ex-centric circle, making the banner for the country name. Classy!

Peter
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