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    A speculative £5 bank note design for The Independent on Sunday for an article entitled: 'Why can't the Bank of England think of a single female … Read More
    A speculative £5 bank note design for The Independent on Sunday for an article entitled: 'Why can't the Bank of England think of a single female to put on its notes?' Read Less
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We were asked by The Independent on Sunday to suggest possible famous British women to feature on a £5 bank note, as part of an article entitled 'Why can't the Bank of England think of a single female to put on its notes?'  
 
Agatha Christie seemed like an interesting choice.
Not only has she sold over 4 BILLION NOVELS (!) but she is ranked just below The Bible and Shakespeare for the world's best selling book.
 
 
Designing a bank note (without using any of the existing £5 design elements, as that would be illegal) proved a challenge. 
 
Various elements from Christie novels form the basis of the note. Some are quite famous ~ the pocket watch broken at 1:15 from 'Murder on the Orient Express' ~ but others are quite obscure and will only make sense to afficianados. 
Copywriter: Nick Cooper
Agency: 23red