The two denominations of imagined currency were designed if the island of Oahu had its own currency system. Moʻolelo is the Hawaiian word for story, myth, and legend, and is part of the cultural fabric of Hawaiʻi.
The blue bill focuses on Waiʻanae and its moʻolelo of Nanaue, a boy who is half human and half shark, while the green bill focuses on Mānoa and its moʻolelo of how Kahalaopuna, also known as Mānoa Valley came to be. Both currency designs showcase the sense of place through storytelling and agriculture.
Date: Fall 2019
Category: Print, Design