Artist James Charles uses American currency, five and ten dollar bills, as his canvas, transforming their engraved likenesses to that of celebrities and famous fictional characters. There’s Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix and Joey Ramone alongside Ronald MacDonald, Frida Kahlo and a melting Walt Disney.
The collection includes a fair share of monsters, from The Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and the Phantom of the Opera to Pinhead, Alien’s face-hugger and The Terminator.
Here, Alexander Hamilton turns into The Bride and Abe Lincoln makes a fine Frankenstein.
James Charles’ altered currency was recently on display at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco and there’s a large selection of images on their website.