Data + Design Project

Obama: His Likeness Made from a One Dollar Bill

Friday 09.14.2012 , Posted by

Last time we checked, George Washington was the face of the one dollar bill… but in this case, we have the face of Barack Obama made out the greenbacks various flourishes, typographical elements and mint stamps. Created by Design Cartel, the likeness is rather impressive. [Read more…]


Stacks of Money Turned Into 3D Carvings

Monday 03.14.2011 , Posted by

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell is a man of many, varied talents: recently he has been laser cutting tall stacks of dollar bills into delicate three dimensional carvings. His piles of currency feature many of the traditional tattoo symbols we are accustom to: skulls, religious art, guns, roses. Other pieces have adeptly cut script with sayings like “Thank you, Jesus” and “The Thrill is Gone.” Only adding to the raw nature of his work: it’s technically illegal to destroy or deface currency.

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