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This Guy Re-Designed Australian Currency And It's Perfect

Kath & Kim on the $20? Warney on the $50?

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Tyler has made up two options for each note, all the way from $5 to $100, and even made a sweet little promo video too.

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Tyler told BuzzFeed News he came up with the idea after talking with friends about how no one knew who was actually on the Australian bank notes.

"After asking around to see if people could name at least one, no one could. It seemed pretty crazy that despite handling these notes every day of our lives, no one could recall who these faces actually were."

"Taking that insight, I reimagined what the notes would look like if they were updated with people and icons that are immediately recognisable to present day Australians."

Tyler said the note designs took quite a while, with each one containing multiple parts of Australiana.

Aaron Tyler

"I had to design all the patterns/line work from scratch," he said. "Despite being laborious, it gave me a new appreciation for the design of the originals."

As for deciding who would get to feature on the notes, the final choices were narrowed down from a list of 100.

Aaron Tyler

"It’s kind of a combination of people and things that I like," Tyler said, "and felt that others would instantly recognise and identify with as an Australian."

"Plus, a couple purely to polarise and create discussion. You can probably figure out who they were. You’ll never be able to please everyone. There were plenty more icons that I simply couldn’t fit in."