SpY – Crisis

Spanish street artist SpY recently revealed a clever interactive piece he created in Bilbao. Working in central part of town, he created the word “Crisis” out of 1000€ in 2 cent coins. The coins were glued to the wall in a bold typeface and left there for pedestrians. The coins disappeared in under 24 hours barely leaving a mark on the wall, displaying the true ephemeral nature of the piece.

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Alessandro Rabatti – Facebank

‘Facebank’ is a project by Alessandro Rabatti which combines icons of the world economy with icons of the comic world, born from the necessity to give a face to a faceless power that is more and more characterized by a disarming loss of faith from the general public. By reworking selected parts and details of the dollar bill, pound sterling and Yuan/Renminbi banknotes, a series of alternated figures come to life which aim to reflect and convey the symbolic value of money and inspire thoughts about the current economic crisis.

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Mark Wagner – Currency Portraits

Mark Wagner was born quietly in the rural Midwest at the tail end of thirteen children. Since leaving the sandbox at the age of fourteen, he has continued his creative career in the fields of writing, collage, and bookmaking. He is co-founder of The Booklyn Artists Alliance, and has published books under the name Bird Brain Press and X-ing Books.

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