make your franklin make your franklin
jun 13, 2011

make your franklin

‘make your franklin’ (above) by sylvain weiss from paris image © makeyourfranklin

make your franklin‘ by french creatives vincent desdoigts, martin joubert, and etienne lecorre is a community art project that invites the recreation of the 100 USD banknote. ranging from identity manipulation to complete redesign of the monetary layout, the project is a ‘cultural reflexion’ that, as a whole, provides a snap shot of our cultural climate. the submitted designs come from all around the world, and reformats the symbol of modern society into a relevant and often iconic medium of communication.

to see more redesigned banknotes, click here for the project’s gallery.

by fabio maiorana from viareggio image © makeyourfranklin

by kolin weidmann from paris image © makeyourfranklin

by wasted rita from porto image © makeyourfranklin

by wasted rita from porto image © makeyourfranklin

by cedric bariou from nantes image © makeyourfranklin

by la moustacherie from toulouse image © makeyourfranklin

by monsieur gordon from lyon image © makeyourfranklin

by sergio rogriguez from caracas image © makeyourfranklin

by jason lee gimbel from centennial image © makeyourfranklin

by didier gerardin from nancy image © makeyourfranklin

by jerry-lee bernard from la rochelle image © makeyourfranklin

by dekker dreyer from los angeles image © makeyourfranklin

image © makeyourfranklin

by didier gerardin from nancy image © makeyourfranklin

by guillaume de ubéba from paris image © makeyourfranklin

  • The fifth from the bottom is technically wrong, because IKEA is Swedish/Dutch. But otherwise, I like these, they’re quite good.

    tom says:
  • …and adidas is german, too!

    spiderman says:
  • GREAT PROJECT

    borg says:
  • Quite a simple but well executed project!

    simeon d says:
  • the first one should be “united empire of america”

    ace viv says:
  • yes tom, and adidas is from germany

    great job!

    lil bb says:
  • Great project, but “Dark” Vader?

    Lando says:
  • hahahaha good catch!

    @Lando says:
  • hahaha nice- 🙂

    widya says:
  • Because in French is Dark Vador not Darth Vader 😀

    Sylvain says:

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