Why are presidents and political activists the only people who tend to get recognition on national currencies? In a series called American Iconomics, artist James Charles explored what our money might look like if it was dedicated to the cultural icons and characters who have shaped America’s, and the world’s, cultural evolution.
With what must have been incredibly careful and painstaking ink work, the artist incorporated the familiar presidents’ faces into his new creations, until their original faces are almost lost in their new identities. Even the text at the bottom of each (real, authentic) bill is altered to carry a message together with his portrait.
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