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Published: October 17, 2007
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I'm attending the Star Wars Fan Days this weekend October 20-21( [link] ) as a guest artist and I wanted to do something for the show. There's a lot of artwork out there most as posters, lithographs or prints so I wanted to do something different. While watching The original Star wars I realized that talk of money is thrown around quite a lot but you never actually see it (other than Han flipping the bartender a coin after shooting Greedo). I thought it would be cool to design a piece of Imperial currency as I saw it. I designed it mostly after American money but used some European influences as well.

Hope you dig!
-Mark

Myspace: myspace.com/markbrooksart

Star Wars and all characters are copyright Lucasfilm

EDIT: Thanks for all the comments guys! I didn't really expect this type of response from the piece but I'm happy you guya are digging it. Just to answer a couple of questions I've seen repeated a lot, Darth Vader was used on the 1 credit bill for the same reason the most famous American, George Washington, was used on the one dollar bill. It's the first standard credit the Empire uses to measure it's rate to other currency so I used the most recognizable figure from Star Wars. The Death Star is is under construction instead of a completed Death Star to show the growth of the Empire and it's ever expanding reach. It's symbolic more than anything else. Yes, they probably used universal credit cards or something else but I thought this would be cool, nothing more, nothing less.
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WolfSilverShadowHobbyist General Artist
Can we please have real money like this lol
carlshocker's avatar
How much is a credit? in dollars
StarWarsFan-Art's avatar
Awesome! I've featured your artwork piece on my blog: www.starwarsfanart.com/coolest…
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AlbertWeskerG General Artist
Totally awesome! In the Empire we trust! B-)
Musclelicker's avatar
Great subject ! o.O
gillspar's avatar
In Vader we trust.:D (Big Grin) 
Dragonrider1227's avatar
This is cool!
"In the Empire we trust!"
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roseswirl78Student Digital Artist
HA LOL! BRO/GIRL!! HA
DarkAngelofOtaku's avatar
Do you have change for a Vader?
Vulpes-Sapien's avatar
In Darth We Trust!
(that we'll get force-strangled if we get out of line!)
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PurpleDiamondDrawsStudent Traditional Artist
lol darth dollar
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CapAshyHobbyist Digital Artist
Hilarious!
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CipherDraco54 General Artist
Awesome :3
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Chronos-XHobbyist Writer
The Basic inscription to the left (under the First Galactic Reserve System logo) reads as follows: "Here's a credit so you can buy a clue."
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YandereswithKnivesHobbyist Writer
I would die happy if this became the new American dollar!
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Fae-OaksdaughterHobbyist General Artist
Clever play on words.  Nicely done, diablo-san.  I like how you wrote out your thought process (more or less)!Foxy Fav 
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menslady125Hobbyist Filmographer
I WANT ONE!
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EuTytoAlba General Artist
Yay! Darth Dollars!!! :la:

Sure beats the heck out of "rations" as a currency. :bleh:
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GodsessionStudent General Artist
Awesome Idea, Id love to see a special edition of a dollar with this design :D
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MariaEnzianiaKober General Artist
Great idea ^^
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