If you haven’t seen the Helvetica film by Gary Hustwit – please do so soon. The DVD is a available in the MWPAI library.
My dollar sign was inspired by this poster I found on Pinterest that is playing with color channels, and I looked at old advertisements that used fonts playing with exaggerated forms.
I started out with drawing different dollar signs with an ink brush and I made a vector out of my scanned design. The final piece is to the right was done y putting the vector image in photoshop and changing the values of the RGB channels.