Reinterpreting of the $100 bill
I’m really digging Make Your Franklin, an online community art project featuring a variety of creative reinterpretations of the $100 dollar bill, which the website’s French creators call “a symbol of modern society.” Many of the designs are overtly, and understandably political, reflecting the current state of affairs and the world’s complex and dysfunctional relationship with the United States. Some took their cues from pop culture icons while others are just straight up hilarious and, at times, even sublime. Due to the European origins of this web project, many of the submissions appear to be by non-American designers and artists which lends a different aesthetic than what I’m used to seeing here stateside, and I found that refreshing. The gallery is well worth a perusal.