This is a part of The Dollar ReDe$ign Project by design studio Dowling Duncan.
Please follow this link to see all the images up close: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1SPyLu/designtaxi.com/news/32749/Design-Studio-Rebrands-US-Dollar-for-Contest//r:t
These designs look pretty cool to me. Plus, it has these facts to educate people about the United States.
And by the way, I kind of agree that we handle our money vertically. I just never really noticed it. And I wonder why it was made horizontally in the first place.