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“Scott Campbell is a sort of semiotician, studying the signs, symbols, and text, commonly found in tattoo culture. His work investigates a familiar lowbrow vernacular, and points out the irony existing within that imagery. His precise technique and masterly of his particular style is only matched in strength by his concern for the human condition. […]

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Campaign Coins

I have a few tokens and coins in my collection from fantasy and sci-fi genre; think Battle Star Galactic cubits… for RPG, LARPers and the like, you can take a look at  Realm Coins up on KickStarter, although not as detailed as Campaign Coins it should be a nice, affordable alternative for people to use […]

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Rising cost of silver and and gold has had a hit on crafters, jewelers and metalsmiths alike. Even the once ubiquitously cheap copper is no match for the ever moving market forces. One might threaten to just melt down some Peace dollars in spite just to get raw material for projects. Considering the cost of […]

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Piles and piles…

Piles of paper money… papercraft money for printing. Canadian banknotes are the banknotes of Canada, denominated in Canadian dollars (CAD). In common everyday usage, they are called bills. Currently, they are issued in five, ten, twenty, fifty, and hundred dollar denominations. All current notes are issued by the Bank of Canada, which released its first […]

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Shamrock Coin

Print your own ABS 3D Coin. It’s a coin with a shamrock on it. Happy St.Patty’s Day. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2006 Perfect for printing in green ABS!

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“Ten Thousand Cents” which has also been around the web quite a bit. For Ten Thousand Cents, 10,000 people were paid one cent to draw 1/10,000th of an image of a $100 bill.  This digital artwork creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from […]

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In 1923 the German economy was devastated by World War I and reparations made for rampant inflation. Hyperinflation set in and, as prices rose exponentially, common currency became worthless. To meet the demand, paper notes were printed almost nightly in every region, jumping from thousands to millions to billions. These marks are known as notgeld, […]

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Money Art

Australian art student Nicholas Manion [Queensland College of Art, Brisbane]  hit upon a clever idea: delicately cut paper currency forming the skyline of major cities. His one-of-a-kind notes bring a contemporary visual connection to their country of origin, in addition to images of statesmen, local languages and artistic styles. Money makes the world go round […]

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Philatelic Keyboards

It would drive my dad nuts when he’d find the stamps that my younger brother and I stuck around the walls and doorways. They would often be old starter stamp-kits or those Publisher’s Clearing House magazine stamps. This stamp keyboard however is Decoupage madness… Each of these keyboards are made with the stamps of a […]

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Coin Ring, Make: Video Podcast

Make Magazine Video Podcast of a rather messy way to make a Half-dollar coin ring… at least it should provide some visual starting point and a good dialogue over making jewelry out of old coins… Watch the video and read the pdf to learn how use a hammer, dremel, and vise to make a silver […]

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