If the summer holiday is the ‘silly season’, the Christmas break surely has to be the ‘shopping season’: A celebration of something sacred transformed into a festival of greed and degenerate gift-grabbing.
Whilst out battling Christmas shoppers the other day, I was just about to pay for yet more wrapping paper, when this doodle jumped out at me from a ten pound note. I haven’t actually seen one of these before, but I thought it was illegal to deface bank notes?
Seeing Darwin’s Schubert-style specs made me giggle, but prompted me to reflect on the lack of respect for authority – as well as the sorry state of our nation’s coffers. Even The Queen has expressed concern about the current financial crisis…. I wonder what she’d have to say about this doodle?
I’m also wondering how fellow Dabblers would customize a banknote to turn it into work of art? Here are some examples for inspiration.