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Money to burn
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Well, to laser-etch, anyway. Brooklyn tattoo artist Scott Campbell makes these laser-cut stacks of $1 bills. Recently shown at a gallery in Miami, the stacks are part of a collection called “Make it Rain.” Thanks to Billy Baque for the heads-up.

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10 thoughts on “Money to burn

  1. Yea, it’s a funny function of the different (probably unintentionally so) wording of the two laws that makes it legal to modify coins (for non-fraud based purposes) and illegal to modify bills (even if just for entertainment). That’s why we see those coin flattening machines at tourist spots but sites like wheresgeorge.com (who used to sell stamps so that people could mark dollar bills with the url so that, for entertainment purposes, they could track all the places the bill had been) get investigated and threatened by the Secret Service (according to the Wikipedia article on the website.) Regardless, this is cool.

  2. It’s either illegal because they destroyed currency or illegal becuase they counterfeited. either way.

  3. You’ll find everything is illegal. There really is a law against any and everything. It is how the sheep are herded and controled.

  4. True, like the water cannon helmets those girls have on the motorcycle. About a half dozen legit citations could be written up for that… Distracted motorist, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct… Anything you do that is outside the norm ‘could’ be argued to breaking some sort of law

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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