The yen sign ($) or the yuan sign ($) is a currency sign used by the Chinese yuan (CNY) and the Japanese yen (JPY) currencies. This monetary symbol resembles a Latin letter Y with a single or double horizontal stroke.

The Jin Chan , also called Chan Chu, is most commonly translated as “Money Toad” or “Money Frog”. It represents a popular Feng Shui charm for prosperity.


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I made two different pixel animations to represent Bitcoin, currently the most well known trending cryptocurrency.  I decided to go with pixel animation to reflect the fact that it’s a digital currency and does not carry a physical form.

Dollar Sign

My dollar sign was inspired by this poster I found on Pinterest that is playing with color channels, and I looked at old advertisements that used fonts playing with exaggerated forms.

I started out with drawing different dollar signs with an ink brush and I made a vector out of my scanned design. The final piece is to the right was done y putting the vector image in photoshop and changing the values of the RGB channels.




This is a currency symbol for Thai Baht. I drew inspiration from Thai alphabets to create a “B” symbol that has visual influences from Thai letters.

At first, I had a completely different design for my symbol, since it was a bit too extra for a letter “B”, I did some minor changes and added serifs. I experimented with different stroke sizes and colors, and I ended up with this design.




There are many theories on how the dollar sign adapted to be what it is today. It was thought to be from the Spanish “piece of eight” and the 8 or infinity sign but it was actually adapted from the  abbreviation for peso “ps” through many years of trade. So I took some old Spanish fronts and tried to mess around with those. I then decided to go with an old English font To make it more elaborate.

Currency sign of GBP_ pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny, abbreviated: p). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted. The pound sterling is the world’s oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous use since its inception.

Actually the original sign of the GBP- pound sterling was shaped by the curve line. I thought that can’t represent the value of it, because pound was one of the most valuable currencies in the world. I thought straight line looked more powerful so I choose starlight line at first. Then I prefer to do signs with some three dimensional feeling. Therefore I make it with square box.

All the coins on the front of the British are monarch. On the back, the coins cast in different administrative regions are cast in different patterns. However, no matter the coins are cast in that administrative area, they are common across the country.

Dollar Sign

The $ symbol was first occured in 1770s. Dollar sign was came from Pesos. The abbreviation of Pesos is Ps. Then people wrote “P” and “S” together. The it became “$”. For the same reason, the two lines dollar sign was from “U” and “S”. Recently, there is a newer version, which is changing the line to two points on the top and the bottom of S.


The final design is a dollar sign with two points on the top and bottom of the “S” instead of  a line in the middle of the “S”1.png