Garamond 3 LT Std Regular
2, 2, 9, H, 0
First I reserched the history of the dollar sign. The orgin of the dollar sign comes from a handwritten Ps, an abbreviation for peso in old spanish american books. The first $ symbol occured in the 1770’s in manuscript documents of English-Americans who had business dealings with Spanish-Americans, and it starts to appear in print after 1800. I also researched some of my favorite artists renditions of the dollar sign, like Andy Warhol.
Someone who really inspired me for this project is Andy Warhol. I remember seeing his money prints in person at the High Muesum and loving the layers of bright colors he used. It was so simple yet pleasing to the eye. I tried to emulate him a little with my design by using layers of color to make the simple design really pop.
“Money is the MOMENT to me.Money is my MOOD.” -Andy Warhol
For my process I drew a bunch of sketches of simple dollar signs. I knew I wanted to have a rougher more textured design. I ended up drawing it in illustrator with a brush tool and layering the three colors on top of one another to create the finished version. I also made an quick animated gif of my design.
After Hades and Persephone, I’d like to develop more myths, some of Shakespeare’s plays, and classic works of literature into modern renditions.
Since there have already been successful renditions, what can I do to make mine different?
Short answer: yes. A million times.
But it can be done again.
I will be starting this project off by focusing on retelling Greek Mythology, following the steps of Rick Riordan and George O’Connor.
I’m going to start with my personal favorite, the story of Hades and Persephone.