MONEY
The subject is not simply about the depiction of banknotes, but rather how printed reproduction serves to certify value in reproduction. My specialist interest within this topic concerns the graphic vocabulary that has ostensibly developed to secure printed money against counterfeit. This has itself been imitated to produce value on other forms of printed securities and debased for use in vernacular promotion such as advertising. The perspective of this research is unique in that it treats monetary ornament as a mechanism that is primarily promotional, rather than protective (or proscriptive).
 
The topic is treated more extensively in my doctoral thesis, of which parts may be (eventually) be downloaded as PDFs. A short illustrated summary can be viewed or downloaded here (3.2MB PDF)
 


 
 
Reader's Digest Sweepstakes

 
 
Monetary Ornament

 
 
Ghost Banks

 
 
Safes

 
 
Reprograph

 
 
Banknotes

 
 
Reconstructions (CW Dickinson)

 
 
Reassembly (Transfer Press)

 
 
Guthaben

 
 
Chirographs

 
 
broke

 
 
The Good Shit

 
 
epicure

 
 
prototype

 
 
bruiser

 
 
Fatwa

+

 
 
exhaustion

 
 
receipt

 
 
issue (stampsheet)

 
 
Nachahmung

 
 
form and value

2001

 
 
┬ęTonka

2003

 
 
ledger

2000

 
 
forged

1998

 
 
Warnung

2005

 
 
untitled (coins)

2015

 
 
clarification

2010

 
 
Marx

2005

 
 
anullato (Russian bond)

2010

 
 
currency reconstructions

2002

 
 
Currency: a reprographic collection
2006 - 2014 (no link yet)

 
 
printworks

1999

 
 
worthless

2000

 
 
two coins (Henry Every)

1999

 
 
artistry

2000