February 17, 2015
Taiwan has a long history of repression and colonization by other governments such as China, Japan, Spain, and the Netherlands. Its rich natural resources make it a valuable colony to exploit. The island was colonized so much and for so long that these resources are dwindling. With the imminent danger of exhausting oil reserves, Taiwan would focus its currency on alternative energy. Efforts need to be made to promote renewable energy and conservation of indigenous wildlife.
This currency design won the 2015 Student Award at Hawaii’s Five-O during AIGA Design Week.