Print

Eighth banknote series, 1995

In selecting the personalities and their works to be depicted on banknotes, the Swiss National Bank considered multidisciplinary art forms, such as architecture, music, interpretative art and literature while taking into account Switzerland's linguistic and cultural diversity. Electronic image processing was used for the first time during the design process of the banknotes. The security concept employed progressed from the hidden security features used in previous banknote series to transparent ones.

1000

Portrait front
Jacob Burckhardt
1818 – 1897
Historian of art and culture
Motif back
Antiquity
Ancient Architecture
The Renaissance
The view of history
Prevailing colour
purple
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x181
Date of first issue
01.04.1998
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

200

Portrait front
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
1878 – 1947
Writer
Motif back
The mountain world
The lake
The manuscript
Prevailing colour
brown
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x170
Date of first issue
01.10.1997
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front
Alberto Giacometti
1901 – 1966
Sculptor, painter
Motif back
Lotar ll
Homme qui marche
Time-space relationship
Prevailing colour
blue
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x159
Date of first issue
01.10.1998
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
1889 – 1943
Painter, handicraftswoman, sculptor
Motif back
Relief rectangulaire
Tête Dada
Composition Aubette
Lignes ouvertes
Prevailing colour
green
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x148
Date of first issue
03.10.1995
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
Arthur Honegger
1892 – 1955
Composer
Motif back
The orchestral works
Pacific 231 locomotive
The score
The work instrument
Prevailing colour
red
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x137
Date of first issue
01.10.1996
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

10

Portrait front
Le Corbusier
1887 – 1965
Architect, urbanist, painter, theoretician
Motif back
The Palace of Justice at Chandigarh
The façade of the secretariat 'Modulor'
Secretariat building
Prevailing colour
yellow
Graphic artist
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Format (mm)
74x126
Date of first issue
08.04.1997
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich