Puff Daddy George, 2/2

$1 USD + Puff Stars = strange, shrunken money


(Really, this looks best large - give it a try)


Remixing the ever-popular puffstar tessellations ala Melisande and Owesen to give me a strange little landscape made up of puffy dollar bill segments.


Probably the first and last time I will do such a thing with a dollar- the paper is much too annoying to fold in such a fashion.


The hilarity of watching all the humorous shapes that George Washington made while folding was really worth it, though...

  • LordLazarus 9y

    This IS great!
  • holly van voast 9y

    heh heh.
  • Prayank Aggarwal 9y

  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    molto grazie!
  • Keith Davenport 8y

    Yea! Just wanted you to know that this photo would look so great in our Tabletop Group. Please consider adding this to: www.flickr.com/groups/creative_tabletop_photography/ Thanking you in anticipation. You are most welcome to join and participate in the group. Cheers!
  • Consumerist Dot Com 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Consumerist.com, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group. Bear in mind that doing so releases the photo for use on Consumerist.com, read our About to learn more.
  • Celia Ayarzagoitia Arredondo 8y

    pretty amazing
  • Marc Moss 8y

    Cool pic. I used it as the image for a blog post about independent artists and their contributions to the economy.
  • Eric Gjerde 8y

    Glad you could use it!
  • PolskaPrincess 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Marvelous Money, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Alex Sellers 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Origami Fun, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • ∑nder 8y

    ¡Awesome work; well done!
    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art Bandits, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Eric Gjerde 8y

    I can't believe this photo has had over 10,000 views. That's just crazy.

    Bean, did you ever unfold this thing and spend it? if you've still got it around, you should write the URL on it and send it back into circulation...

    I think this photo has ended up on a couple of different printing projects, including the Texas A&M student financial aid handbook. go figure. (yes, they asked.)

    Funny, funny, funny.
  • Maximeaubertleblanc 7y

    thats amazing
  • twohandtouch 7y

    So cool. Can't even begin to figure out how to do that! Hope you don't mind that I've used it on a hubpage. Please take a second to check out the attribution. I'll be happy to change it or remove the picture if you aren't pleased.

  • Eric Gjerde 7y

    Well, rather than using it and then mentioning your use to me - which violates the CC license clause I have assigned to it - it would have been appropriate to ask me before hand. I likely would have said yes.

    However since you did not, I must ask that you stop using it on your commercial site. I'll even go one better and send you an email asking you to stop using it, a courtesy which if extended to me initially would have gained you permission.

    I appreciate your compliments, but I assigned the non-commercial attribute for a reason, and I would ask that you respect that. Thanks!
  • twohandtouch 7y

    First, and foremost, my apologies.

    I am sorry to hear that using the photo first and then notifying you afterwards was your singular reason for asking for it's removal. I really thought it was great work and you wouldn't mind sharing it with a wider audience. But still, it's your work which means you and only you get to decide how it's used. You know what they say about people who assume....

    But there is something I'd feel better about you knowing. After reading your post I realized that I neglected to click "commercial" when I was searching for images to use. It was an honest mistake and again, I apologize. I didn't contact you before I posted it because I was unaware that I had *made* such a mistake. And furthermore, because I thought I *was* in the bounds of proper usage, I only posted in the comments as a courtesy, again, mistakingly thinking you would be pleased that someone used your work.

    I will treat this as a learning lesson and be sure to double check that I am within the bounds of proper usage in the future.

    I sincerely apologize and hope your wrath for me has diminished.

    I too will also send this to the email address you've provided and you can rest assured the image has been removed.
  • Philip Chapman-Bell 7y

    Go, Eric! Freedom is not license. I've had a couple of these after-the-fact commercial "compliments" and I've been flummoxed by them. Your response is a good one, well-spoken and proportionate to the offense, and I will copy it verbatim without permission the next time it happens to me.
  • that_1_d00d 7y

    wow, sweet!
  • Swapnik Jagarlapudi 5y

    Eric-Is FIT a Five Intersecting Tetrahedra?
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