yes, it’s legal. pretty much.
Make your Franklin is a community art project.
Make your Franklin is international, bearer of a cultural reflexion.
With this mind, Make your Franklin suggest each of you to re-create a symbol of modern society : the 100$ banknote.
The bare-bones Make Your Franklin website is based in Paris. It launched March 20 and invites anyone to download a monstrous JPG of the $100 bill and “rebuild the banknote.” Since that time, the project organizers have received almost 300 submissions, but filtered some due to blatant offensiveness and repetition of ideas — many replaced Benjamin Franklin’s mug with The Joker. Accepted designs are aggregated in a Make Your Franklin gallery for all to see.