Artist Stephen Barnwell Designs Official OWS Protest Currency

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Submitted by artist Stephen Barnwell who just won a design competition to make the official Protest Currency for the Occupy Wall St. Movement.


Occupy Wall Street Official Protest Currency

On October 22, 2011, Stephen won a design competition to create the official protest currency of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Immediate plans for the design are for currency notes and tee shirts, but it may be used for a variety of materials.

The reverse of the note is ghosted out to allow for people to sign the notes, so that each note will be a unique and personalized document. The vignette is of the NY Stock Exchange building grafted onto the US Capitol building.

For details of Stephen’s design process, check out the artasmoney.com blog.