This project come from a mutual fascination for the 19th-century bills and certificates. These kind of diplomas are nowadays antiquated and no longer valuable, just like subjects we picked up.


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Selling Empathy, Honesty or Self-Respect is by definition impossible. Those intangible concepts are part of human being state. But who haven’t dreamt of buying some Self-Confidence or care for someone loved. It is now possible with Swindler & Swindler!

We’ve worked more than 100 hours on a certificate to offer you the possibility to improve yourself or proffer it to somebody else :)

More info: madeby.swindlerandswindler.com

Here is the result of two hard-work month

The first we made was this Honesty certificate

Then we made this Empathy certificate

Self-Respect certificate

Wisdom certificate

And the last one: Indulgence certificate

Every certificate is stamped by us and the name of the owner is hand written on it

And to finish this post, here are some of the many sketches we did