Rida Mushtaq is a student of Fine Arts from Fatima Jinnah Women’s University.
For her thesis display, she decided to do something exciting, something people don’t usually venture into…
Rida redesigned Pakistan’s currency notes and brought her artistic flair to the project.
Her motivation for this project was simply how rich and diverse Pakistan’s culture is. And she wanted to highlight that with her project.
And her proud big brother made sure to highlight his sister’s creativity by tweeting about the project.
Super proud of my sister's Bachelors Thesis: Redesign of Pakistan Currency Notes – theme based on Pakistan's Cultural Diversity. Everything is hand-drawn 🤩🤩😍😍💯💯
RTs appreciated 😉😉 pic.twitter.com/ViCaaw8JKc
— F A I S A L 🇩🇪 🇫🇮 🇵🇰 (@faisssallll) August 11, 2018
And of course, people had a lot of praise for Rida’s talent and her vision.
Wow love it…tell her she's amazingly talented. I would love to have such amazing notes.
— Serendipity (@AasmaMushtaq) August 12, 2018
No words. Just excellent and marvelous. Pay my regards to her. Very talented.
— Savvy (@paksavvy) August 12, 2018
We are proud of your sister for such a fantastic work. It’s amazing.
— Aamer Mukhtar (@aammuk) August 12, 2018
And truly, her work is mesmerizing and the attention to detail is brilliant.
But of course, there were also some who didn’t like the redesign because they thought it was missing one key element.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah pic is hundreds time better this kind of bulshit
— M N Khan (@MNKhan65040677) August 12, 2018
Crap and lame work … She have no idea and basic knowledge i.e removing quaid e azam from currency notes doesnot make them notes . I am concern about the disgusting and freak teachers there who accepted this work .
— Tahreem (@Tahreem_x) August 12, 2018
No sign of Quaid ???
— Awais Khan (@AwaisAyubKhan) August 12, 2018
But Rida clarified that it was her thesis project which required her artistic vision and this was in no way supposed to reflect what she wants the currency notes to be like for Pakistan. She agreed that without the Quaid’s pictures, the currency notes would feel incomplete.
She talked about how she spent a lot of time researching currency notes of other countries so she could make a great design for her thesis project.
But there is no doubt about the hard work and thought Rida put into her project. And her hard work seems to have paid off.
What do you think of Rida’s concept of Pakistan’s currency notes? Let us know in the comments.
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Cover Image Source: Rida Mushtaq