Imaging a world where Bill Cosby is the powerful leader of a large country.
What would the currency look like? Probably something like this:
When Cosbucks were established as the currency for his country, Bill Cosby historically declared that one Cosbuck shall be equal in value to one Pudding Pop.
So what would it look like to have a lot of money? This, I assume:
That’s a lot of Pudding Pops.
Cosbucks were originally created as cash for my character who was scripted to carry around a case full of “acquired” money in an 80′s themed murder-mystery party, hosted by Rob Nagy and “frenchypink”, of art-time fame. The intention was for a splash of mildly clever comedy at a party rather than the creation of a quality art piece… but some of you might enjoy it anyway.
The Bill Cosby image was extracted out of it’s original and a second layer was added for the hands to extend over top of the oval, which I think I drew in powerpoint. Multiple copies of the One Hundred Cosbuck bill surface were printed as well as a few pages full of horizontal lines which were created with powerpoint… (because that’s the best I have for vector type art at the moment). The stacks were built from large cardboard blocks that were originally received as packaging protection for a recent online purchase and had to be crudely cut down to size with a rusty, dull, hand saw. Cosbuck surfaces were taped on the carboard blocks and the printed line paper was taped to the sides to cheaply simulate the appearance of stacks of paper. Blue paper was cut, wrapped, and taped around the blocks to look like those bands that hold stacks of real money together.
The resulting stacks were very rough and imperfect, but considering the one-time minor use of the Cosbucks, that was plenty enough time investment for it’s purpose.