The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition for which a selected group of architectural offices and artists were invited to design a 5 euro coin around the concept of “Netherlands and Architecture.”
Gepostet von Stani’s winning design renders the traditional portrait of the queen with a list of famous Dutch architects using a custom single-line, variable weight font system. The list is ordered by popularity using the internet as a “seismograph” to quantify each architect’s influence by number of hits. It’s not surprising that Rem Koolhaas is at the top of the list.
The Architecture Fiver will be available from the Royal Dutch Mint.