Gavin McInnes USA Stamp – Tom Badley

A miniature portrait of Gavin McInnes, using banknote engraving technique.

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A miniature portrait of Gavin McInnes, using banknote engraving technique. Although McInnes is British-Canadian, his influence is felt in the USA. Part of the Dangerous Voices series – a series of stamps featuring individuals who have been banned, silenced or removed from liberal social media platforms. A postage stamp is a universal symbol of verification and authenticity – postal law is above all other law, and anything sent by post and marked, is verified as absolute. Now this symbol lives authentically on the blockchain… Creating postal stamps featuring these personas is a muted, soft, yet affirmative gesture of these voices’ validity and power.

“I was head-hunted by one of the world’s largest printers of banknotes, creating designs for central banks and other financial institutions. After learning the trade secrets of banknote production, I gained practical experience in every print process associated with the production of money.

The Banknote is the Alpha and Omega of art: it is pattern, typography, portraiture, drawing. It is lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, letterpress. A banknote is the touchstone of culture, the window into worlds, a monument, memorial, and memory. Banknotes are mass-produced, yet personal. Identical, yet crafted.

I use banknote design to express my ideas, and contribute to the future of finance, through fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency collaborations.

I come from a fine art background, based on technique and craft. I reject lazy conceptualism, and make craft the basis of everything I do. I studied Fine Art at Leeds College, the Slade School of Fine Art, (London), and the Cooper Union School in New York. My work has been shown with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine, The Mall Galleries, Tenderpixel London and Rokeby Gallery.”