21 May 2010

The Euro Symbol

The euro sign was designed to be a highly recognizable symbol of Europe and one that was easily handwritten.

The symbol was “inspired" by the Greek letter epsilon, which recalls classical times and the cradle of European civilization. The two parallel lines represent stability.

Though he is uncredited, Arthur Eisenmenger, a graphic designer for the European Community. Eisenmenger designed the European Union flag and the “CE” mark. He has said that in 1974 he simply fused the letters C and E.

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