As part of a recent American Iconomics exhibition held at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, artist James Charles showed off his series of pop culture American dollar bills. What started as simple doodles for his amusement quickly grew into a bigger thing and Charles found himself not only altering presidents’ faces but also modifying the fonts and adding humourous scripts to actual American currency. His pop culture dollar bills include iconic faces from movies to TV to politics. Have a look at some of his creations below.
CNN reports that Zimbabwe’s central bank is soon going to be introducing a 100 trillion dollar note to keep pace with hyperinflation. The official rate was 231 million percent as of July 2008. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the new notes that includes 50 trillion, 20 trillion and 10 trillion would be released for the “convenience of the public”.
We here at the onelargeprawn blog have spies everywhere and in exchange for some Colgate toothpaste and a Kitkat, one of our mercenary contacts has managed to get hold of the note. Herewith for your viewing please, and a World first, I give you Zimbabwe’s new 100 trillion dollar note.