Greg and Tim Hildebrandt
during the first decades
after the publication of
The Lord of the Rings.
Born in The Hague in the Netherlands
he attended the city’s Royal Academy of Art
and then, from 1966 until 1985,
worked for the Nederlandsche Bank
on a series of new banknotes.
It was here that he designed
what came to be his most famous project
and, in terms of currency design,
what many consider to be
the most beautiful money in the world.