Independent Currencies

To coincide with the launch of our new website and our new brand colours, we gave our logo a subtle upgrade. Our new trademark reaffirms our mission and acknowledges our roots.

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“IC” stands for Independent Currencies  – our original name. IC Design began as a consultancy focused exclusively on banknote and other security document projects.

Although we’ve expanded into many other areas, we treat every project with the same meticulousness and craft as a banknote project. We see the banknote as the pinnacle of design – the creation of trust in a nation’s currency – it doesn’t get bigger than that!

Trust, craft, and the seamless blending of aesthetics and security features are the core elements of our ethos. This is reaffirmed in the next line: Decus Et Tutamen – Latin for ‘An Ornament And A Safeguard’. Originally inscribed along the side of the UK £1 coin, the phrase is a mission statement for our design: create a differentiated, protected and trustworthy product.

The logo itself is designed in the spirit of the US seal that appears on American currency. And just like a banknote, our logo’s fine details only reveal themselves on closer inspection.

What does the ‘I’ stand for? It is me? Independent? Idea? We like the visual double entendre – a line in a circle is a universal symbol for the power button on electronics.

We will also soon introduce some exciting brand colours: a warm, aged yellow, and a digital blue. They express our two feet in the world’s of printing and digital, and the combination of our playful approach with authoritative communication.

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  • Finally! It's here - the £100 Series F :) The last BOE £100 banknote was withdrawn from circulation in 1945. Three quarters of a century later, this design brings the mythical Bank of England £100 to life…

The colour is predominantly green, with a gold-yellow hue. The size is a massive 163mm x 90mm. The front features the usual elements of the F Series, with a few distinct changes.

The back features Doctor Samuel Johnson, the English writer, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, and philanthropist, who made a lasting contribution to English literature. Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755, and has been acclaimed as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship.

Johnson’s portrait is a variation of James Heath’s original engraving. It is accompanied by a vignette of Johnson and his biographer, Boswell, details from the Dictionary’s original frontispiece, and an illustration of Johnson’s London home at Gough Square, now a Grade I listed building and museum.

Also included is Johnson’s lengthy quote: “The fountain of content must spring up in the mind,
and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature
as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition,
will waste his life in fruitless efforts
and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.” This unique design is intended for novelty use only. We have purposely missed out any security features, including serial numbering, as we are aware that the design is VERY REALISTIC! #banknote #banknotes #banknotedesign #banknotescollection #banknotesforsale #banknotescollector #banknotestore
  • Finally! It's here - the £100 Series F :) The last BOE £100 banknote was withdrawn from circulation in 1945. Three quarters of a century later, this design brings the mythical Bank of England £100 to life…

The colour is predominantly green, with a gold-yellow hue. The size is a massive 163mm x 90mm. The front features the usual elements of the F Series, with a few distinct changes.

The back features Doctor Samuel Johnson, the English writer, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, and philanthropist, who made a lasting contribution to English literature. Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755, and has been acclaimed as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship.

Johnson’s portrait is a variation of James Heath’s original engraving. It is accompanied by a vignette of Johnson and his biographer, Boswell, details from the Dictionary’s original frontispiece, and an illustration of Johnson’s London home at Gough Square, now a Grade I listed building and museum.

Also included is Johnson’s lengthy quote: “The fountain of content must spring up in the mind,
and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature
as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition,
will waste his life in fruitless efforts
and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.” This unique design is intended for novelty use only. We have purposely missed out any security features, including serial numbering, as we are aware that the design is VERY REALISTIC! #banknote #banknotes #banknotedesign #banknotescollection #banknotesforsale #banknotescollector #banknotestore
  • Lucie - you're wrapped in plastic 😂 This is my 'business card'- just a taste of banknote art at #coinfest ...great to meet @polymerbit and many others :) #crypto #cryptocurrencies #cryptonews #cryptotrading #cryptocurrencynews #cryptotrade #cryptolife #cryptoworld #cryptomining #cryptomeme #cryptography #cryptokeys #cryptos #cryptomemes #cryptocoin #cryptotrader #cryptocurrencytrading #cryptocoins #Crypton #cryptomoneda #cryptolifestyle #cryptomoney #Cryptocurency #cryptorevolution #cryptocurrencyinviestments #cryptowallet #cryptotraders #cryptoinvestor
  • #cryptoartist #cryptoart #Crypto #crypto #cryptocurrencies #cryptonews #cryptotrading #cryptocurrencynews #cryptotrade #cryptolife #cryptoworld #cryptomining #cryptomeme #cryptography #cryptokeys #cryptos #cryptomemes #cryptocoin #cryptotrader #cryptocurrencytrading #cryptocoins #Crypton #cryptomoneda #cryptolifestyle #coinfest
  • Here in Manchester for the 2nd day of #coinfest ! #crypto #cryptoart #cryptocurrency ...my business cards don't buy breakfast... yet ;)
  • The commemorative #brexit note is finally finished. 💚 ...more details soon #banknote #numismatic  #numismatica  #coinscollection  #numismatik  #banknotesoftheworld  #moneta  #numismatique #moneycollection  #ancientcoins  #нумизматика  #бонистика  #монеты  #numismatist  #монета  #numismatics  #банкноты  #numis  #coincollection  #coincollector  #worldcoins  #rarecoins  #moneda  #oldcoin  #coins  #нумизмат  #papermoneycollection  #banknotescollector
  • Thoughts? 💚 ...share this with someone who might like an extra £100 😆💚 #banknote #numismatic  #numismatica  #coinscollection  #numismatik  #banknotesoftheworld  #moneta  #numismatique #moneycollection  #ancientcoins  #нумизматика  #бонистика  #монеты  #numismatist  #монета  #numismatics  #банкноты  #numis  #coincollection  #coincollector  #worldcoins  #oldcoins  #rarecoins  #moneda  #oldcoin  #coins  #нумизмат  #papermoneycollection  #banknotescollector
  • Limited edition of 10 pieces 😍 It's time - the queen needs a CMYK t shirt. #tshirtlife #tee  #teeshirts  #mentshirt  #tshirtdesign #tshirtshop  #tshirts  #tshirtprint  #tshirtoftheday  #tshirtstore  #tshirtart  #tshirtstyle  #tshirtdesigner  #teeshirtdesign  #tshirt  #tshirtslovers  #pockettee  #longsleevetee  #tees  #teeshirt  #printedtshirt  #blacktee  #cmyk #funnytee  #bahamas #graphictee  #queen #regal  #tshirtsformen
  • Drawing in the cafe... on the train... on the plane... all the way back home :) #arty #drawing  #art_spotlight  #sketches  #artworld  #artistic  #artistoninstagram  #artwork  #artoftheday  #draw  #artlovers  #artideas  #mixedart  #instagramartists  #artistsofinsta  #pencildrawing  #artforlife  #sketch  #pendrawing  #dailysketch  #sketchbook  #penart  #illustation  #pencil  #artofdrawing  #art_gallery  #artstag  #artistic_dome  #artspotlight
  • Portrait engraving in my fave cafe. Typical Tuesday 💸🎨
  • 💙Do think this would make a good poster? ...it was a programming error, but it looks tasty! #unitedkingdom  #historical  #england  #unitedkindom #england🇬🇧 #uk🇬🇧 #london  #greatbritain🇬🇧 #britian  #uk  #greatbritian  #londres  #cliffs  #brit #british #brittania #queen #poster

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