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Art Project Tails You Lose Transforms Queen Elizabeth Into X-Men, Leela and Other Pop Culture Icons

Of course it’s not just Queen Elizabeth, it’s also pretty much anything or anyone who graces the face of a coin in Europe, from Italy to the Netherlands, and from Turkey to Spain; from X-Men to Futurama, from Hammer Horror to Miyazaki. We’ve featured a few of them here, but be sure to check out the rest of Andre Levy’s work on Tumblr or Facebook.

(via Laughing Squid.)

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  • Anonymous

    My mom used to act like the government would come and get me if they caught me doing this to coins. And I could have been internet famous!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it technically a crime, defacing currency? Or is that an urban myth?

  • Anonymous

    Yes I did a bit of googling and though it used to be technically illegal to deface images of the queen the relevant act was repealed in 1936 and wasn’t actually enforced for quite a long time before that. Well, that sets my heart at rest :)