London Printworks Trust, which has helped a number of British designers, is facing a 100% cut in its funding. It needs £200,000 to stay open this year. Its response to this? Printing its own money! But not just any old money. The bank notes in question are designed by a host of designers, including Holly Fulton, Victoria Beckham and Jonathan Saunders. The idea behind this initiative is that members of the public purchase these limited edition 'art notes', with the money going to the Trust. They come in £50, £20 and £10 denominations. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity, which shows when the note was printed, and how many were in the print run.
I purchased a Holly Fulton £10 bank note, which features her trademark Art Deco design style in gold on a white background.
Here are some of my other favourite designs:
|Victoria Beckham's £50 note|
|Jonathan Saunders' £50 note|
This is a great way to get a piece of designer art, whilst helping the Trust's work helping up and coming designers and also its community outreach work. You can purchase the 'art notes' at www.counterfeat.co.uk