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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.
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May 11 — Mar 12
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play_circle_filled Money-Made Homes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Burning Banknote Candles
Burning Banknote Candles
The Money to Burn Candle Reminds You How Fast Cash Disappears
The Money To Burn candle is a unique way to make a statement about your current financial woes. The candle is shaped to look like a stack of $100 American bills. The stack is actually scaled to size… MORE
Bill-Bristled Sweepers
Bill-Bristled Sweepers
The Dollar Broom by Mark Wagner Speaks the Currency of Cleanliness
From the man who's known for reproducing priceless paintings in 1$ bills, the Dollar Broom by Mark Wagner sends quite a different message. The use of rolled and sliced American money makes a comment on… MORE

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