Andrzej Heidrich, the designer of Polish banknotes dies at 90

Andrzej Heidrich was an artist who designed Polish banknotes from the 1970s up to modern times. He was 90 years old.

One can see the talent of Andrzej Heidrich looking at Poland’s national emblem - the White Eagle with the crown. Heidrich designed its current version in 1990.

He also designed eagles on the headgear of Polish soldiers' uniforms, police badges and covers of passports. However, the most famous works of Heidrich are all the banknotes Poles carry in their wallets from the 70s to modern times.

During 40 years of work at the Czytelnik Publishing House, he also designed multiple book covers. In 1974-1989 he was the editor-in-chief of the publishing house. He illustrated the books of renowned Polish authors such as Ryszard Kapuściński, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and Leszek Kołakowski, Maria Dąbrowska, Zofia Nałkowska, and Tadeusz Konwicki.