Andre Levy has taken portraits to a tiny scale, using different countries’ currency as the canvas. The Brazilian-born designer who is based in Frankfurt, Germany started this project on Instagram (@zhion). He gained a large following there and on Tumblr. He calls the project, Tales You Lose. Check out some of our favorites below and learn more.
“What makes some cents more valuable than others are the stories they carry. Sometimes they are just not yet to be seen. Those are the Tales You Lose.” The juxtaposition of coins with pop figures forces viewers to look at things differently. At least that is the hope of the artist. “The paint brings to the faces of kings and presidents borrowed narratives from other famous characters and unleash individual alternative stories.”