artist envisions billionaires on bills as the new faces of fortune
artist envisions billionaires on bills as the new faces of fortune artist envisions billionaires on bills as the new faces of fortune
jun 14, 2016

artist envisions billionaires on bills as the new faces of fortune

artist envisions billionaires on bills as the new faces of fortune 




for swissquote, a banking group specializing in online financial services, russian artist tatiana trikoz has realized a series of illustrations for a recent creative campaign. three drawings depicting business magnates mark zuckerberg, richard branson, and elon musk adorn the US dollar, british pound, and swiss franc, respectively. monetary denominations of 100 see the multi-billionaires take the place of benjamin franklin, queen elizabeth II, and alberto giacometti, giving the current currency a contemporary update.

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swissquote‘s campaign — which sees its ads accompanied by the phrase ‘a new era for your finances’ — interprets the idea of ‘new money’ as the current faces of fortune. trikoz has intricately drawn the figures in the same style as traditional bills, with hatched techniques and shading mimicking the original aesthetic of paper money.

the billionaire takes the place of benjamin franklin on the 100 dollar bill

detail of the mark zuckerberg drawing

richard branson is pictured on a £100 note

the face of queen elizabeth II is swapped with the virgin group founder

the drawings have been made in the style of money

detail of richard branson’s portrait

elon musk is the face of the swiss franc

details of elon musk

the drawing has been rendered to mimic the style of the swiss franc


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