Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller designs a psychedelic Brixton Pound fiver

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller designs the new Brixton Pound fiver

The Brixton Pound (B£) has revealed a special edition paper B£5 note in celebration of the currency being five years old.

Designed by Turner Prize wining artist Jeremy Deller, the mind-melding design apparently, “adds a significant and provocative message that reflects our intention to raise the conversation of how we understand, use and value money in this time of economic instability and what we could aspire to in the future.”

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller designs a psychedelic Brixton Pound fiver

We’re not so sure about that ourselves (to be honest, it looks like something that’s been whizzed through Google’s image recognition neural network), but we do rather like its jaunty, acid-infused colours.

In fact, we suspect that we could spend some considerable time looking at it if we’d ‘accidentally’ imbibed some strong hallucinogenics, so please don’t hand us one at the bar if we’re already enhanced.

The artist

Jeremy Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004 and was selected to represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. This special edition B£5 is produced in collaboration with Fraser Muggeridge Studios.

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller designs the new Brixton Pound fiver

He also famously created an inflatable Stonehenge which travelled the country in 2012.

The psychedelic note – each of which has a unique serial number from its limited print run – will be available from tonight at the evening launch event in central Brixton, and from local stockists and online thereafter.

It is available to order on the Brixton Pound website: www.brixtonpound.org/shop 

Brixton Pound launches new B£5 note with community picnic in Windrush Square, Wed 8 July 2015