Bridges on Euro Banknotes Were Fictional, But This Dutch Designer Built Them Anyway

In designing the new Euro banknotes released in 2002, Austrian designer Robert Kalina purposely created fictitious bridges to represent architectural styles through European history. It was deemed a good idea to keep things generic and not show favoritism for any member country in the EU’s newly formed Eurozone. Now, Dutch designer Robin Stam has turned that idea on its head.

“The European Bank didn’t want to use real bridges so I thought it would be funny to claim the bridges and make them real

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This is a Real Bridge in the Netherlands

This is one very unique design for a drawbridge. The Slauerhoffbrug (aka Flying Drawbridge) is a fully automatic rolling lift bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The diagonally offset counterweight that balances the 15 meter square road surface makes this bridge very different, leaving much of the machinery off to the side while the bridge is down… and leaving plenty of people wondering about it’s purpose.

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We Love Friday! Bridging the Gap

Happy Friday to you! They say that love is the bridge between two hearts- and we feel that art is a vehicle for love, so we chose bridges as our theme for “We Love Friday”.

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The Distorted Bridges of Google Earth

Exploring connections between digital systems and art, Clement Valla has captured some very interesting shots from Google Earth. The images take advantage of the distortion created by the popular map programs terrain software, revealing bridges that look as if they have been bent under great weight, heat or the brush of Salvador Dali. See more great captures at clementvalla.com

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