Currency designs are the creative endeavours of artists and designers who are specialists in the field of digital artwork. Each currency is a highly symbolic graphic representation of an entire nation, and hence its particular design is significant.
Nowadays, paper currencies or banknotes are designed using the latest technologies imprinted on special paper made with cotton fibers in a process called intaglio developed in the 15th century. However, more durable polymer based banknotes have been introduced in several countries using different printing alternatives.
The sophistication of currency design include security features like hologram stickers, watermarks, special fluorescent dyes, magnetic and thermochromatic inks, intricate micro printing patterns, and the insertion of a number of common symbolic or portrait motifs as a protection from counterfeiting attempts.