Redesigned $5 Bill is a Typographic Nightmare

Psst, Abe Lincoln, somebody stamped a hideously out-of-place purple 5 on the back of your bill. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says, “We wanted this redesigned bill to scream, ‘I am a five. I am a five.’ [and] eliminate any similarity or confusion on the part of the public between the $5 bill and the $100 bill.” I know I’m always handing out errant Benjamins by accident. I mean, the other 7 instances of the number 5 on old Abe just aren’t enough for me, because I’m an idiot.