What Should Brooklyn’s Currency Look Like?


Back in June, our friend Douglas Rushkoff stopped by Flavorpill to promote his new book Life Inc.; it’s an interesting read about how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of our lives and what we can realistically do to even the playing field. One of the things he mentioned: local currencies. At the time, we thought he was nuts. And then we found out about the Brooklyn Torch Project, a North Brooklyn initiative “aimed at providing Brooklynites with a tangible medium of exchange that will circulate and support the resident community.” If you’re interested in getting involved, they’re looking for someone to help design the paper currency that will be used. After the jump, some of our favorite world currencies to help get your juices flowing.

Hong Kong Dollar

Antarctican Dollar

Cook Islands Dollar

Aruban Florin

[via Woman’s Day]