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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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:icono-mt-o:
o-MT-o Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is just boss...love the detail you put into it. 
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kingcheet Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
that is awsome 
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:icondebbee357:
debbee357 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I came across this while 'Stumble' -ing.  Love it!
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:iconprincewilliam99326:
princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
"Join the Galactic Empire and you Get these Bill to Spend on Space Freighters, Space Ships, And anything you Heart Desires"
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princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
That is Nice 
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:iconaztecatl13:
Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
very beautiful and creative art 
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A glimpse into a prosperous future! XD


Looove this.
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Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Absolutely brilliant!
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Iviz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything I was able to regain my independence using this I was able to fill a void in my life you are perfect for this
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EgySpawn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
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MacbookART Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Fantastic Way to Burn Calories
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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Imperial money
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:iconsirblackwolf:
SirBlackWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
i will use this money
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:icontibet11:
Tibet11 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Empire proud of you.
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:iconcandyrod:
candyrod Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Digital Artist
cool !!
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:iconmrchang36:
mrchang36 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
great piece
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fan-flippin-tastic!
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:iconcaleb-case:
caleb-case Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a brilliant and excellently done piece! :thumbsup:
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ponch3lo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
the hundred dollar bill would have Senator palpatine or as the sith either way that would be double epic!
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:iconponch3lo:
ponch3lo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
exquisite in manner words cannot explain. LOVE IT!
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Cuttysark1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Fanfuckingtastic!
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comic-geek-designer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
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rlyawesome Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, this is epic! :XD:
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DEGIOmatrix23 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing !!..now with those i can pay my universitary studies! xD..THANKS! :P
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oliviermdb44 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Excellent work !
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steel-worker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Vaya,que magnifica idea y manifestacion de admiracioní
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OmegaManLegend Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cold, hard "Vaders" are always preferred over "Galactic Credits"! :D

p.s. need to add Mickey Mouse logos now that teh 'Universe' has been sold and taken over.
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GlennRoyal Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Ha ha this is genius!
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thesign180 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WE NEED A PETITION TO GET THIS PRINTED IN EVERY COUNTRY.
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
WEait Andthehundred would have Emperor Palpatine?
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Can you imagine.. while the rebels are fighting the empire they are purchasing supplies and such.. and even their everyday items with this?
LMAO!!!!
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slifer2534 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
love it to bits

though i do question having it called "The First Galactic Empire" given that it has Darth Vader on its front, meaning that its still before Palpatines death and the collapse of the first empire (and it would never have appeared after due to most imperials hating vader, for his betral...which is ironic in a way)

other than that, i would love to see this replace real life american currency, seeing as its even blander and duller in comparison with this
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually, during the reign of the empire, most currency was exchanged in a small pen-sized "credpen", the equivalent of a modern-day credit card
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mrmcblah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
In several of the Star Wars books, small denominations of credits, both Imperial and New Republic, are in coin form. Single cred through about five cred coins are used, and then they go to other formats, like the universal bank cards. This is still an amazing piece of art, and I love the level of detail.
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Youreunwelcome Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is a brilliant piece. Amazing detail, and fun.
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patusprime Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
agora sim a economia vai pra frente!
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Passin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Vader makes sense, but I don't see why the Death Star is on it. Originally it was a secret project and then it was a terrible defeat. Hard to see why you'd put it there.
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Johnsonnate Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Brilliant!
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love the way you created Vader and the scene on the back. It actually looks like a real intaglio printout! The details are consistent hand tooled engraving. If you put this on an actual engraving plate, the pictures would look so real that even me, a bank note expert would not be able to tell that it was made as a fan project. All you need now is a more engraved looking border and you will have a fully print ready banknote!
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XxOtenbaxX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesomeness!!!!
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diamondj Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Genius :)
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kudoze Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
very clever!!
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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PujaBestara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow awesome. i love death star
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LuKarius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Excellent
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mydejavooo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap that's incredible!! I'm literally in awe......mouth agape......and blown away by your sheer talent. If only I had 1 millionth the talent that you have...I'd be a happy, happy man. There aren't enough thumbs in the galactic empire to "thumbs up" you here!!! :D
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msevahopscotch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
amazing!
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