An Animated Tribute to the 10 Ruble Banknote
By Maria Popova
From Russian animator Irina Neustroeva comes Inflation of Animation — a wonderful stop-motion short film commemorating the 10 ruble banknote. So negligible is the banknote’s value — roughly equivalent to $0.35 — that the denomination was deemed undeserving of paper currency, taken out of circulation and demoted to a replacement coin of the same value, a common shift in many post-communist Eastern European countries that have suffered from inflation-induced devaluation of their native currency.
For more banknote creativity, don’t miss The Art of Money — a roundup of 5 artists’ incredible collages and sculptures made out of paper currency.
Published January 11, 2011