Brazilian designer Andre Levy’s Tales You Lose series transforms currency into miniature pop culture paintings. New York City playwright J. Julian Christopher brought the fun collection of colorful coins to our attention. “The paint brings to the faces of kings and presidents borrowed narratives from other famous characters and unleash individual alternative stories,” writes the artist on his Tumblr. The famous profiles of historical figures are given a makeover — and the results are surprisingly spot-on. The tiny artworks also make us ponder a future in which John Waters’ muse Divine is featured on our dollars and cents. That’s a world we’d like to live in.
Daphne Blake, Scooby-Doo
The Wicked Queen and Snow White
The Son of Man, René Magritte
Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones
The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland
Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings