Kalina to bridge gaps on Euro bank notes

At LEAST three European bank notes, proven to contravene the European Monetary Institute’s brief by featuring real-life bridges, will be redesigned by their Austrian creator.

Robert Kalina, head of graphic design at the Austrian National Bank, is already working on the new designs, says an EMI spokeswoman.

She stresses that Kalina’s family of seven winning notes were only “draft designs that have to be revised anyway”.

The finalised versions have to be ready in time to be printed in early 1998, the spokeswoman adds.

Kalina won the European Union-wide competition to design the notes against 44 anonymously submitted entries. His designs, on the theme of cultural heritage, were unveiled last year (DW 20 December 1996).

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