The Story Behind The Harriet Tubman 20 Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman $20 Dollar Bill

In a letter to the American people, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20 bill. Read more

Better Late Than Never. The New 100$ Bill And Its High Tech Security Features Explained.

new design for 100 Dollar note

The Federal Reserve Board announced on Wednesday that the redesigned $100 note will finally begin circulating on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. Read more

Mark Wagner Gives All Other Currency Artists A Run For Their Money. UPDATED.

Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

At the moment, tattoo artist Scott Campbell’s cut currency seems to be the most blogged about and cited artwork when it comes to cut up money. And artist Hanna von Goeler paints upon United States currency. But it’s the work of artist Mark Wagner that I find the most impressive. Using only $1 bills, Mark creates extraordinary ‘currency collages’.
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Clever and Creative C-Notes. Redesign the $100 Bill at Make Your Franklin.

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above: the 100$ bill redesigned by Sean Fermoyle

Make Your Franklin is an online community art project devised by French designers Vincent Desdoigts, Martin Joubert and Etienne Lecorre, that allows anyone to design their own version of the United States 100$ bill. They are asking for you to recreate the money with a symbol of modern society. Read more

Johnny Swing Turns Cold Hard Cash and Currency Into Furniture and Textiles. Literally.

Johnny Swing Coin Furniture

A trained sculptor and licensed welder, 49 year old Vermont-based artist Johnny Swing, an alumnus of Skidmore College and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture uses found materials and objects to repurpose into art, furniture and more. Read more

Ben’s So New Money. A Close Look At The 100$ Bill Redesign.

$100 Bill Redesign

Update: The circulation of this new bill design has taken much longer than initially expected. See an updated post on the new $100 bill here. Read more

Tattoo Artist Scott Campbell Cuts Up Currency & Burns Tortillas

The last time I featured someone who defaced money in the name of art, Hanna Von Goeler, the post received numerous controversial comments.

Well, get ready to start typing again, because this time, I’m sharing with you some seriously cut up currency by tattoo artist Scott Campbell. Read more