Monday, September 22, 2008

Printing Ersatz

This is via the dailyheller. The piece you see above is a sample of ersatz created by Germany and Austria after WWI. After the war these countries experienced severe financial struggles. Cities began printing and distributing their own bartering money called ersatz. It helped a lot of designers at the time get noticed and it's really interesting to see these pieces now in our own time of financial struggle.

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