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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beautiful, just like the original! Greta Garbo will be featured on the new Swedish 100 Kronor note, with Ingmar Bergman on the 200 SEK note, all designed by Göran Österlund, starting in 2015


Designed by Göran Österlund

Beautiful, just like the original! Greta Garbo will be featured on the new Swedish 100 Kronor note, with Ingmar Bergman on the 200 SEK note, all designed by Göran Österlund, starting in 2015
Many years ago, when I was still living in the Washington, D.C. area, and despite a busy schedule, usually managing to see a foreign film a week, one night while leaving the theatre, completely out-of-the-blue, I came to the sudden realization that unless Uma Thurman or Cate Blanchett agreed to portray her in a well-written biopic, there was almost no chance we were ever going to see a top-tier actress play Garbo in a believable way.


Queen Christina trailer (1933): The One and Only Garbo!
I think I've probably seen Queen Christina about a dozen times over the past 30 years.

There's already a story and photo gallery of the five banknotes designed by Göran Österlund up on the online version of Aftonbladet, Sweden's most-read daily newspaper, which I read everyday online.

Här är de nya sedlarna
By Camilla Sundell
April 24, 2012

The five notes will likely be introduced in 2015, once the security features are added
Ingmar Bergman is on the new 200 Kronor note, replacing Selma Lagerlöf, who was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Designed by Göran Österlund

Former U.N. Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld is to be on the 1000 SEK note.
first read Hammarskjöld's book of poetry, Markings, when I was at JFK Junior High in North Miami Beach in the mid-70's and it just totally amazed me.
I checked that book out of the NMB public library and continuously renewed it for about 4-6 months after it was placed back on the shelves.



Designed by Göran Österlund

Here's the official press release, in English:
http://www.riksbank.se/Documents/Pressmeddelanden/2012/prm_120424_eng.pdf

"All of the entries in the design competition will also be presented at the Royal Coin Cabinet/Sweden's Museum of Economy from May 4th...".

Sveriges Riksbank video: Sveriges nya sedlar presenteras. 
Press conference in Stockholm unveiling the five new Swedish banknotes in a series that are slated to hit the street in 2015, celebrating Swedish cultural icons and provinces. April 24, 2012. http://youtu.be/0CCtjMf1ESI

You can skip to the unveiling at 11:47!

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1 comment:

  1. Couldn't they have picked more natural pictures of Greta Garbo and Birgit Nilsson? Frankly, who does seriously mean that these extremely picked eyebrows are beautiful?

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