The Central Bank of Sweden – Nominee in competition to design Sweden’s new banknotes 2011

In 2011 The Central Bank of Sweden announced a design competition for Sweden’s new banknotes. Ritator together with Peter Johansson were shortlisted as one of eight nominees, out of hundreds of entries.

When designing banknotes, security requirements and representation of national identity are important. Ritator’s designs successfully reinterpreted national icons, such as Greta Garbo, as well as earlier banknote designs. The jury concluded, ‘The pictorial connection between the face and reverse sides is innovative. Portraits are based on a consistent artistic concept. The basic concept is traditional and the typography is inspired by earlier traditions in Swedish banknotes.’