Print

Eighth banknote series, 1995

Contents

In selecting the personalities and their works to be depicted on banknotes, the SNB 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
Main
colour: Purple
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 181 mm
Date of issue:
1 April 1998
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

200

Portrait front: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz; (1878–1947); Writer
Motif back:
The mountain world; The lake; The manuscript
Main
colour: Brown
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 170 mm
Date of issue:
1 October 1997
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front: Alberto Giacometti; (1901–1966); Sculptor, painter
Motif back:
Lotar ll; Homme qui marche; Time-space relationship
Main
colour: Blue
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 159 mm
Date of issue:
1 October 1998
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front: Sophie Taeuber-Arp; (1889–1943); Painter, handicraftswoman, sculptor
Motif back:
Relief rectangulaire; Tête Dada; Composition Aubette; Lignes ouvertes
Main
colour: Green
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 148 mm
Date of issue:
3 October 1995
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front: Arthur Honegger; (1892–1955); Composer
Motif back:
The orchestral works; Pacific 231 locomotive; The score; The work instrument
Main
colour: Red
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 137 mm
Date of issue:
1 October 1996
Printing:
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
Main
colour: Yellow
Design:
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions:
74 x 126 mm
Date of issue:
8 April 1997
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich