New Order Of The Ages is a Risograph zine made with original photographs and found images to investigate the United States one dollar bill. It was made during the month before and the month after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America. How did a man’s disposable income stand in for his qualification to be president of the United States? I designed this zine as an exercise in investigation, both mine and the viewers’.
Taking a closer look at the messages on a slip of paper that I carry around in my wallet, I considered the proclamations on the dollar bill. In Latin, New Order Of The Ages is written under the unfinished pyramid, above the eye of providence, the words, God has Favored our undertaking, radiates. I consider the meaning of these hubric statements printed in 1935 and contrast them with what comes to mind when I think about the dollar bill today.