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Scott Campbell: Tattoos and Money

“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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The streets are “paved with gold.”; Brinks crash spills millions in coins

oops. The crash also triggered a chain reaction, four other vehicles crumpled into each other.  One of them, a truck full of candy. South Porcupine community services officer Const. Marc Depatie to CTV News. He said that passers-by have not been tempted to help themselves to a few extra dollars. ‘We are going to be […]

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McDonald’s Loonie $4k Ice Sculpture

To promote their new dollar drink days, McDonalds put together an ice block sculpture filled with 4,000 Canadian dollar coins. McDonald’s $4k Ice Sculpture  

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Travel (Credit Card) Hacking with $1 Coins

NPR’s Planet Money reporters recently investigated the $1 presidential coin program, which was a Congressional effort to get more $1 coins into circulation while also trying to be educational. The problem is that nobody really wants them. Well, not nobody. Sixty percent of the coins make it into circulation. But that other 40 percent? Read […]

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deface some money

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 […]

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Ten Thousand Cents (Revisited)

“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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A small-town pharmacist intrigued by the government’s economic stimulus plan decided to launch his own version with $16,000 in $2 bills, and area stores have already felt the impact. Danny Cottrell gave each of his full-time employees $700 and part-timers $300. He asked them to donate 15 percent to charity and spend the rest locally, […]

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Web Press Notes

Back to collecting from common sources… Here’s an “error” collection series that could be found straight out of your wallet – you might even have a few of these crumpled in the bottom of your front pocket. During 1988 through 1996 the US Government decided to try an alternative printing method and created what are […]

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