Monday, April 09, 2007

Ill. Fri.: GREEN


As long as I've been semi-aware, "green" has always been slang for money. Now I'm admittedly not always the brighest star in the firmament, so it took me awhile to realize that our currency, our money, our "green", is not really green any more. In an effort to foil nefarious counterfitters, (as well, I suspect, as to make sure those pesky Euros don't outshine us in the money design department) our Treasury Dept. has been tarting up our foldin' money for the past few years. As a public service, and just to help familiarize you with the particulars of the new designs, here's a diagram, with helpful callouts, of the new $10 bill. Note that the government is doing their best to keep costs down by selling ad space on the bills, (not unlike the practice of professional sports team owners selling naming rights to their stadiums) such as the trademark web border design commemorating the upcoming release of Spider Man 3. "Green" no more.

22 comments:

Brine Blank said...

First...the thumbnail size had me questioning if you had been the second person today to have defaced our biggest cash crop...so kudos for the drawing effort...and second...that's pretty funny...until it actually happens...(Hi Mom?!?! Good night...how do I get on that design team)...THird...nice blog...Batman using the ATM...nice sense of humor...

neilornstein said...

very clever stuff. and thank you for your kind words.

Mac McRae said...

Very cool piece. That starbucks logo fits right in there. Most modern countries color code their money. I wish the money peeps would do that here. thanx to inflation, it looks like they also need to lose the penny. I read somewhere that they cost much more than a penny to make.

PaulSketch said...

ooo nice submission!! I like your blog, fun style =)

Mac McRae said...

I agree with brian about the thumb, you should post another thumb that shows a section of detail. Small - it comes across as a photo shopped bill because your drawing is so spot on.

Valeriannah said...

Very cool. Great take on the topic. Great sketch and clever.

Ken Chandler said...

Love the caricature! Sorry about the bullet wound thought-- that smarts. Funny idea, great execution.

mcaplan said...

Sadly enough, this concept probably isn't too far off from reality!
Starbucks for everyone!
Lovely illustration! I love the sense of humor in your work!

lax02 said...

When I clicked on the thumbnail I figured it to just be another picture of a man, but to find that it was a dollar bill it made me laugh. I love how you connected humor into your piece. I also like how you developed each sketch that you drew, very impressive. Keep up the wonderful creativity!

Janice said...

Great sense of humour.. and a different style of rendering than last week... and it suits this!... I look forward to seeing more and more and more from you..

Janice

Terry said...

Yep, let me be the third to be glad that I saw it in it's full glory size. Wonderful work.

Edward Pun said...

the starbucks logo cracked me up. good job!!! this is a great idea! :)

Pati @-;-- said...

lol this time you went to far, Jimmy. This is hilarious, each tiny detail cracks me up :D

Curious Art said...

This is so great! I was laughing my head off & shaking it at the same time... it may be a while before my head recovers! Beautifully done too.

Cathy June Arneson said...

This is great! very clever. I laughed out loud :)

Vexxxy said...

I have to say... I love that bill. Very funny and very beautifully executed. Being a SW geek, the Star Wars homage made me snicker out loud.

Bill Z said...

well done and funny - I wouldn't be all that surprised if it came true - just think of the ad/sponsorship revenue!

lucrezia said...

Really well done! As an expat, I can't help thinking that the new stuff looks like play money...

Piotr said...

hah excellent piece man, great work!

Nathan Lindsay said...

Love it. its funny how at a glance all of your changes seem normal. Great details.

lepetitdoodler said...

your work is so clean... your secret?

Tracy said...

Just discovering your work...first let me say HILARIOUS! I love the artwork and your humor is contagious. Thanks for sharing!