Currency Craft

Designers make social commentary through cash-inspired art
Implications - From both an individual standpoint as well as a societal one, money dictates how we live in almost every way. According to some thought-provoking artists, cash has become less a means of exchange and more a symbol of greed and corruption in a dishonest, money-obsessed society. These designers have subsequently used currency as the material foundation of their artwork, suggesting that consumers should value more important things in life than these little pieces of paper.
SCORE: 3.2
Mild Top 6 Examples: 22,568 Total Clicks May 11 - Mar 12
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Money-Made Homes - The Billion Euro Home is a Reflection of Our Money-Obsessed Society
SCORE: 2.9
Warm 2,674 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 12
Money-Made Homes
The Billion Euro Home is a Reflection of Our Money-Obsessed Society
The Billion Euro Home is not a luxurious mansion with 300 rooms and a pool, but instead, is just a small little apartment. But this little living space is worth more than its weight in gold because it's… [More]
Cash Jewelry - The Sophie Kemp Currency Rings are Made from 12 Global Notes
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 4,189 Clicks Pub: May 16, 11
Cash Jewelry
The Sophie Kemp Currency Rings are Made from 12 Global Notes
Why use money to buy jewelry when money can be the jewelry? The Sophie Kemp currency rings were designed in response to an interactive design seminar she attended in which she was asked to redesign the… [More]
Pricey Paper Origami - Artist Craig Folds Five Uses Cash to Make Paper Animals
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 9,985 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 12
Pricey Paper Origami
Artist Craig Folds Five Uses Cash to Make Paper Animals
Origami artist Craig Folds Five has only two essential needs: skill and paper. But his choice of paper is not cheap. He’s known for his creation of tiny animals and objects using US paper money.... [More]
Money Locust Swarms - 'The Plague' by Sipho Mabona Reflects on the Evilness of Currency
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 2,929 Clicks Pub: Mar 13, 12
Money Locust Swarms
'The Plague' by Sipho Mabona Reflects on the Evilness of Currency
'The Plague' by Sipho Mabona is a giant swarm of bugs made entirely made out of money. Mabona says money "buzzes above the global economy like a biblical swarm of locust," and that money has become less… [More]
Dollar-Filled Faces - Currency Portraits by Senseteam are Dead on the Money
SCORE: 2.6
Mild 1,421 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 12
Dollar-Filled Faces
Currency Portraits by Senseteam are Dead on the Money
Senseteam is a Chinese creative firm that has recently given new meaning to the term "looking like a million bucks" with its currency portraits. Currency portraits encompass bills from all over the world… [More]
Knitted Credit Cards - Money by Dimitri Tsykalov Represents Unraveling Economies
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 1,370 Clicks Pub: Feb 25, 12
Knitted Credit Cards
Money by Dimitri Tsykalov Represents Unraveling Economies
Money by Dimitri Tsykalov is an art project that literally depicts unraveling world economies. It is comprised of five international credit cards that have been handcrafted out of colorful yarn. Although… [More]
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