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For this design, I wanted to create a fictional country with its own currency and flag. I manipulated materials in Photoshop 2018.

The fictional country I created is called Manchu that represents Manchuria which formed the last imperial dynasty of China (1644–1912). I was fortunate to spend 1 year in a Manchurian school in 2007 which I was able to pick up some fundamental Manchurian language.

In this flag, I created a National Emblem which includes a crown over the letter M, and a Manchurian dragon under it. The crown demonstrates the power of the king, M is the people in Manchu, and the dragon is the National Animal. The Manchurian characters on its left side means Manchu. This fictional country has five cities which includes four minor cities and one capital. The two stars on top of the National Emblem represents the two city on the north side and the two stars on the bottom indicates two cities located on the south side. The single star on the far side is the capital.


Currency Front

Currency Front

In the design of the currency, I wanted to have the materials on different face values to be consistent. For their front sides, different factors appear to speculate this country’s features. All of them have similar materials such as M, Manchurian unit after numbers, numbering codes, and Bank of Manchu. With all of these similar features, each face value has it’s own color such as complimentary, split complimentary, analogous and tetradic. Animals and other additional feature in the center of the currencies have Latin names written in smaller fonts next to them.

-Sakura on 1 is the resemble of peace.

-Koi Fish on 5 means good luck.

-Siberian Tiger on 10 determines brave and fierce.

-The background on 50 is a painting of mine from middle school, and the fish pond manifests the free living country Manchu is.

-Rooster on 100 is the animal people in this country worship.

Additional pictures can be found in Gallery.


Currency Back

Currency Back

National Emblem is also shown on the back of all currencies to keep them remaining a consistent set of money. I added 2018 on the back side of each of them and the Chinese characters after 2018 is the pronunciation of Manchurian but written in Chinese. Moreover, there is also a slogan of the country on all of the, which essentially resembles the characteristic of this country.

Additional pictures can be found in Gallery.