Russian snowboarder appears to be from a stockphoto

Yesterday the Russian Central Bank officially presented the commemorative banknote of 100 rubles commemorating the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. The front of the note shows the image of a snowboarder jumping in the air. The designer of the note, design student Paul Bushuev, said the image represented something new, youthful and modern.

Some bloggers however may have discovered the origin of the image. It wasn't designed by Bushuev himself but was taken from a free stockphoto site. The same image has also been used in an (oh sweet irony) online photoshop course and an advertisement for backpacks.

Paul Bushuev won the competition for designing the new note and was awarded 30,000 rubles (about 690 euro).

© volkskrant.nl
Steven Friday 01 November 2013 at 12:50 pm | | news
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