Creating a Virtual Currency
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To illustrate the Wired magazine feature on the history of Internet Gaming Entertainment (a company that facilitates players who want to exchange real money for in-game goods and currency), we commissioned illustrator Martin Woodtli to design our own unique currency. Woodtli, who took third place in a competition to redesign the Swiss franc, created a banknote for us that looks like the authentic currency of a virtual world. We also commissioned artist Noli Novak, whose images appear in The Wall Street Journal, to create portraits that resemble the sort of engravings that you might find on a piece of currency.