To most of us, dollars and cents are a part of every-day life used for goods and services we need, want or enjoy — but are hardly meant to be enjoyed in themselves. London-based paper artist Justine Smith begs to differ. In this slideshow are 12 sculptures created with money.
There was a time when you could have bought a Super Bowl ticket for just $20. Granted, we’re talking about the 1970s. But even in 2010 dollars, $20 in 1976 would equal $76.65. Talk about inflation! In this slideshow, we look at Super Bowl tickets — and their prices — through the years.
The $1 dollar bill is one of the most touched objects in our world, changing millions of hands throughout its life span. Yet, how often have you actually stopped to look at one? Probably never. And, of course, that every single letter, number or symbol on the dollar bill was put there for a reason. In this slideshow, we give you the explanations behind 11 such markings: little-known facts about one of the most used currency notes.
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Admit it: how many times have you mindlessly tossed a penny, nickel or dime on the sidewalk, or left it at the counter? Americans, it seems, aren’t much in love with their small change. And why should we be, when you consider that you can hardly buy anything with a penny or nickel these days. That is, unless you are talking about the tiny minority of rare, extremely valuable coins that are actually worth their face value million times over.
There’s so much we can do with money: spend it, save it, invest it, give it to those in need. Then again, some people go beyond the obvious. They turn their bills money into money origami, grafitti or other “art” pieces. Others are even more creative: they pose with money to create images that are only half human.
How much money do you have on you? In most cases, that question refers to the cash in your wallet, purse or pocket. But in the rare fashionista case, it can be taken quite literally: as in, how much cash are you wearing?
Using U.S. currency for art isn’t necessarily legal, but that hasn’t stopped artists from using dollar bills as their canvas. Take a look at the slideshow above, and you’ll see that U.S. money could quite literally be used to create amazing works of art. Images include work by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, Mark Wagner, and others.