It makes the world go round.
We chase it. We spend it. We save it. It’s the foundation and fabric that holds society and civilization together. If someone's face is stamped on that money, it’s a pretty big deal, right? So, why don’t we know who’s on ours?
Those faces were relevant once, but they don’t strike a chord with modern Australia. The time is right for a facelift. The time is right for STRAYA CASH.
I decided to redesign Australia’s banknotes, featuring instantly recognisable personalities and cultural icons that present-day Australians love. And the results were glorious.
STRAYA CASH ignited a national discussion that played out online, on TV and over the radio. See some selected shares here.
Because sometimes it's not worth breaking a note just to buy a dimmy.
Due to the overwhelming response to Straya Cash, and the raft of modern day Aussie icons that couldn't quite muscle their their way onto the notes, I thought it only fitting to design a special set of commemorative coins for Australia Day.
I really enjoy drawing.
While working nights at a supermarket during my younger days, I had the idea to create a collection of drawings based on mundane items that were difficult to sketch. Despite their small size (close to A4), each piece took around 20-30 hours to full completion. There are 20 in all, and one day I hope to exhibit them should the opportunity arise.