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Brazilian Business Paper's Nuanced Grasp of Economics Highlighted in Ad Campaign

The image below isn’t a rejected Rage Against the Machine album cover, but rather an ad campaign for a leading Brazilian business newspaper, Gazeta Mercantil. Designed by illustrator Pedro Izique for the São Paulo office of ad agency JWT, the print ad redesigns the Dollar, Euro and Yen with images of “some of the most important events of the last century.”

For the U.S., that means 9/11, pot, oil, war and Arlington Cemetery. The slogan? “Understand the real value of money”… man. The only thing missing is an image of Che Guevara bayoneting George Bush as he bites into the neck of the Statue of Liberty, but with a little photoshop, this could make the perfect dorm room conversation piece. High res versions are here, so go nuts, hippies.

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