Design of cryptocurrency with Hannah Sawtell
I worked with Hannah Sawtell to design the cryptocurrency Dividend for her exhibition @dividend_plus at Site Gallery as part of Art Sheffield 2016. Devised as a ‘people’s currency’ for Sheffield, Dividend is available via an open source application, with online transactions triggering changes to the content of the exhibition.
An alternative design was explored which combined David Gentleman’s British Steel logo and the dollar symbol – a steel currency for the Steel City – but was rejected as it seemed to restrict the possibility of Dividend taking on a life of its own.
You can buy Dividend here.
Art Monthly cover design by Art Monthly staff.
This Is Tomorrow review of Art Sheffield 2016 by Cathy Wade
Frieze review of Art Sheffield 2016
@dividend_plus on the BBC website