Hungarian artist Barbara Bernát has created a wonderfully poetic illustrations of woodland creatures native to her country.
The hypothetical currency was created as an MA project and sees the Euro featuring pretty European animals on one side while the other shows a related botanical wonder.
To add a dramatic, true-to-life feeling she has based the bank notes on the proportions of the existing Euro currency. As each note increases in size, the denomination increases. At the same time, the larger the note then the higher in status the animal depicted on it.
She uses a technique called intaglio printing for the creation of these printed treasures.
As the icing on the cake she makes the fictional money glow under UV light with the bones of the animals.
A truly beautiful way to showcase the natural history and fauna of a nation. If only it could become legal currency!