5 FARINETS local money

5 Farinets - Local currency created in the region of Valais in the middle of the Swiss Alps.


Mountain: Small Bell Tower of Portalet 2823m and obviously a St-Bernard dog.

The peak of Portalet is an affront to gravity and climbers around Mont Blanc know it very well. Legendary cracks have made it a must in the region.
The Grand St Bernard on the other side is much quieter but no less unknown, if you tell a chinese that you come from Valais, he may be unable to locate you but if you tell him "St-Bernard dog" you will quickly measure the cultural impact of this race which was the first rescue dogs for avalanches!
Detail: the rosace on the ticket is Napoleon's hat ;)

this local currency needs help since the persons who are taking care of it hope for people reinforcement.
The entire movement of this local currency is pretty much misunderstood by the people of the region who prefer pay by contactless cards and basically pay by any numeric devices.
Probably because we are living in a world where financial transactions are pretty well installed and it's difficult for any alternatives to find it's way through what's already efficient.
It's a bit of a shame because the purpose of a local currency is to make the people ask themself "what is like to have confidence into a note, what does it represent and where the money goes for what benefits at which price" At Ademus our role has been to release the design but not only, it matches with our sense of questioning existing purposes.
Obviously as the creators of those visuals, we are hopping it will continue to be spent in Valais

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