International Monetary System

The purpose of the GFS project is to present how money might look like if global issues were made disclosed rather than concealed. The idea would be that, every continent could choose their own set of problems while the standard face, with the warning, would always be present. The topics I decided to bring up are those that mainly pertain to the western world, however, affect every person globally.

The animals I chose as universal representatives are the rat and the seagull because they are a product of nature existing in the man-made and its consequences. The watermark is a clock because time is always pertinent to how long we can continue living the way we do with the standards that have been imposed upon us.

The main contributors of these problems stem from extreme capitalist consumer culture that has taken over the world with MNC, TNC, and globalization in general, where the profit is valued higher than the well being of the individual. While the sources to these facts are linked through each title, WHO and IMF do not directly have anything to do with this project.

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What if the images on your bills
depicted current, global issues.
And just like cigarette packages
and alcoholic beverages, money
would have
warning labels on them.
consume at your own risk.

Standard face of GFS

10 GFS

With 40% of the ocean consisting of plastic, "That corresponds to a quarter of the earth's surface. So 25% of our planet is a toilet that never flushes." -Captian Charles Moore

20 GFS

"Every paper cup that is manufactured and coated with plastic resin ends up in a landfill. Once in a landfill, the paper will begin to decompose. This process releases methane, a greenhouse gas with 23 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide."

50 GFS

One of the many dangerous of mass consumption...

100 GFS

The War on Drugs "have focused on aerial fumigation programs where herbicides (a mixture that includes Monsanto Corporation's Roundup and Cosmo-Flux 411F) are dropped by crop-duster planes on suspect vegetation. Since the concoction is a non-selective herbicide, surrounding vegetation -- including subsistence crops and native plants -- are killed as well."

"When they’re spraying, the herbicide drifts in the air...It falls on food crops. It falls where there are animals. It falls into drinking wells."

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Herbal Medicine Chart 2008

Con Toda Palabra

These drawings were done in 2006/2007 during my travels through Guatemala and Mexico, where I was first introduced to Lhasas' music only to learn more about her in Montreal where she resided and passed away on January 1st 2009. Her lyrics, language, and melody were and will continue to be a melancholy source of comfort and inspiration.


Holy Cow '08