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Oslo-based design firm Snøhetta redesigned Norway’s bank notes with a cubical pattern that represents the modern visual language of pixels. The mosaic constructs images of the scenic country’s coast, horizon and sea. Both patterns, organic and pixelated, follow the Beaufort scale as an expression of wind force, affecting the ocean’s waves. On the 50 NOK note the wind is gentle, represented by short, cubical shapes and long, tame waves. On the 1000 NOK note the wind is strong, expressed through sharp long shapes on the cubes and choppy waters.

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