Tuesday, March 20, 2007

EDM Challenge 31 Draw Something You Collect

This is my fake money collection. The drawing is at the end of this post but I am also sharing my collection.

I got my first one in the early 90s long before we had copiers and our own printers in the home.
I was a freelance graphic designer and the printer I worked for printed it on his press. He got a visit from the FBI. It turns out it was ok if he printed it pink and a larger size than a normal bill. I was really excited to get it. Now it looks pretty common and not very exciting but I remember it was kind of rare back then. The only fake money I had seen was monopoly money. It measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches.

This was my first million dollar bill handed to me by a customer when I did freelance graphic design. I just sat and stared at it because it looked and felt so real but I knew it wasn't. It measures 2.5 x 6.5 inches.

This is a very tiny piece of a fake ten dollar bill. I found it on the ground. It's 1.5 inches tall.

This is my second 100 dollar bill. I got it at a street fair. It's the largest in my collection and measures a whopping 4 x 9 inches.

I got this buck from the comic convention in 2003 it is 2 x 3.5 inches.

This is my second 1 million dollar bill. It was given to me by a guy that sat next to me on a plane. It has some preaching religious thing on the back of it and the guy started to preach to me a little and asked me to pray with him. Boy I sure did. Usually people like that annoy me so much but I was so afraid of flying I didn't mind him at all. It's 2.5 x 6 inches.
This is my rough draft of my own currency. The currency is the Lycurr. The first lady is Aidyl my cartoon character on a 55 dollar bill . . . I mean 55 lycurr. I haven't designed the back yet and the front is subject to change. Right now it's 2.5 x 6 inches but I think it will end up about 5 x 11 inches. I plan to have a lot more detail in it and make the nostrils A LOT smaller.


aPugsLife-laserone said...

Heheh, I love the idea of a 55 bill! This is really cute. :)

Africantapestry said...

What an interesting hobby. This is my first close contact with a fake note! I also went to your website and I really like your work. How talented you are.

Anita said...

Too cute!
What an exciting project to design your own currency....Now, if only we could then print and spend them!

phthaloblu said...

Years ago I saw a show on the discovery channel about how they design and make money. I wanted to get a job with them right away. I thought, I can do that! I'm that detailed. I could get lost in all those intricate lines and all the special stuff they put in there. lol! I like your design and thanks for sharing your collection. I went to your website and you are so talented. All I can say is WOW!

Lynn said...

That's very funny. I didn't even know there was such a thing as fake money to collect. Do you pronounce your currency with the same "ly" sound as in Lydia?

Alison said...

What fun. This'd be a good topic for illustration Friday.