I wish these were real dollar bills because they are brilliant

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Artist James Charles redesigned the US money by adding contemporary pop-culture icons. In this series called American Iconomics the classic green bills are modified or changed completely with the faces of Yoda, Einstein, or Mr. T.

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I understand the historical reasons why old presidents are portrayed in the US bills. But the fact that George W. Bush has more chances to be in one of them than Warhol or Jimmy Hendrix is something I don't get—considering the impact they had in the society at large.

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naap51stang
naap51stang

Direct from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving...

Not to mention, it is DISRESPECTFUL.

Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Defacement of currency in such a way that it is made unfit for circulation comes under the jurisdiction of the United States Secret Service. The United States Secret Service web address is www.secretservice.gov.