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Brazilian artist and designer Andre Levy has developed a playful new pastime: painting coins. In the series, which he calls “Tales You Lose”, Levy uses the mini-structures of the coin’s portraits or figures to create his own, partially or fully obscuring the faces of  kings and presidents to recreated the likenesses of superheroes and pop-culture icons. “Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it?” Levy adds.

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