One thing that really jumped-out at me upon arriving in Italy almost four years ago, was using different money. I found it fun to examine the art, symbols and differences between the different money pieces. In most of the EU, we use the Euro. The coined denominations include a €2 and €1 (similar to american dollars in value) as well as 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent pieces.
That all being said, I would never have thought to do something as #EPIC as this painted coin art:
There are some Euro’s scattered in there, but my favorite has to be the Blanka painted on the Brazil coin.
This, from the Heads you win. Tales you lose. about page:
“This project is about individual expression in opposition to massified thinking, about how our personal passions are more worthy than things that are imposed to us. The paint brings to the faces of kings and presidents borrowed narratives from other famous characters and unleash individual alternative stories.”
My favorite line from their about page:
“Any political meaning originated from the paint interventions you see in this coins is purely coincidental.”
Wow, if that doesn’t add another layer of meaning to this art…
What’s your favorite coin?
Let me also say that I’ll never look at a Di Vinci Euro coin without seeing a Wookie ever, again.