Doodles, most of which drawn on the clock, from 2011.
My night last night.
These images and videos coming out of Gaza. So many dead and severely injured children. Panicked men frantically digging babies out from under rubble. Mothers howling. These are the things we usually see after a massive natural disaster. Our hearts collectively break. Afterwards we implore one another to help, to donate to the Red Cross, to do anything to help.
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?
These designs are slick as hell, though.
Can we please make this happen, USA?
do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression
Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.
Everyone. I mean it.
THIS IS THE BEST POST
I HAVE EVER SEEN
they really do mean everyone
I guess you say we don’t matter / and I bet that could be true / But I still want to look in your eyes and say ‘I’ll wait for you’
Sometimes I draw famous people at work:
And sometimes they tweet about it:
Also, here’s one I did this morning of Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most perfect man who ever…
These are amazing.
this should really be captioned with ‘fight like Thor’
but clearly in the 21st century change is still scary.
Much more accurate self-portrait. Decided I wanted a new one for the 30 Day Challenge and it was a nice exercise that I’ll be able to add to my FB profile picture, picture on my website, etc. So it’s a win-win. I’m planning to add more background stuff to it when I’m less tired.