Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th : Special Announcement : Dollar ReDe$ign Project : 'Competition' Winners


We are happy to announce the winners of our Dollar ReDe$ign ‘competition’ and boy what a ride we’ve had over the last few weeks. We’ve been called crazy liberals, irrational idealists, naïve simpletons, typical branding nitwits – in not so many words – and much more besides.

But we also had many more people who really saw the light, including several of the many hundred thousand visitors who came to all our various sites since we launched – and that’s not including the several thousand blogs that picked up on our story and blogged and blogged and blogged. But enough of the waffle, here’s what everyone has been waiting for …

OVERALL WINNER - Kyle Thompson
Kyle will receive the limited edition t-shirt designed by Richard Smith


Vote to Change Dollar
- 3 to 1 in favor of change

Favorite to Sing the Star Spangled Banner at ReDe$ign Launch Party
- Britney Spears
Favorite New Slogan for Brand USA
- One Nation Many Colors

Favorite Person to Appear on New Bill Design (two-way tie)
- Captain Jack Sparrow – and – Barack Obama (no way!)
(you can view all the results here

- Total signatures to date: 59 :-(((but you can still sign here if you’ve not already!

(by # of visitors)
Top Countries
- 1. United States. 2. Russia. 3. Canada
Top US States
- 1. California. 2. New York. 3. Texas
Top Cities Worldwide
- 1. Moscow. 2. New York. 3. St Petersberg

SUBMISSIONS (42 to date)
(winners of the popular vote)
Most BloggedMichael Tyznik
Most CriticismRichard Smith
Most SpeedMichelle Haft
Most Traffic
Michael Tyznik
Most Lo-FiSimon Glickman
Most DiscussionMichael Tyznik
Most Provocative Grace Poser
Most Original
Gabriel Eid
Most Metaphorical Becky Schwartz
Most Charming David Muller
Most Ironic Derek O'Connor
Most Rediculous Comments
(there were several)
- 1. ‘Doesn’t look like money’
- 2. ‘Must be liberal and full of guilt’
- 3. ‘Are you a US citizen?’


We'd obviously like to thank everyone that submitted ideas, suggestions, comments and criticism and we'd also like to say a very special thank you to Diane Treat, Gabriel Eid, Derek O'Connor, Alex Freund, Jeanne Verdoux, Michael Ross, Boris Bencic, Sandra Hill, John Dowling, Bhavika Parekh and Tim Milne for their individual submissions, help and support. We'd like to say thank you to all the 'mainstream' media channels that actually took us 'seriously,' in particular the FTD, Fox Business News, the Atlantic magazine and Michael Beirut. Plus we'd like to thank all our friends online especially,, and As well as everyone else we forgot to mention - THANK YOU !


Really though it's not just about winning, it's the taking part that counts, especially in this case. The economy might suck and the hole in your pocket is getting bigger and bigger but at least you can consul yourself in the thought there is always hope. Even though our project is now coming to an end, at least for now, we intend to soldier on – come rain or shine, until we succeed.

We wont let the naysayers get us down, we wont let those still clinging to the past hinder us from attaining our objective. Because we really DO believe – despite all the rhetoric – that re-branding and redesigning the Dollar bill, and the mother of all brands, the mighty U.S.A., is still a viable solution to bring us all out of this funk. Besides, sitting on your hands and doing nothing is never going to get US anywhere.

Therefore, as we announce the winners of our ‘competition,' we are also announcing the beginning of the next phase of our campaign - details to come soon - and continue to urge you to still join in and keep sending in your ideas – enough is never enough. We’re not giving up, and HOPE you’re not too.

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Posted via web from Dollar ReDe$ign Project

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