In a creative tribute to the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy last week, Canadians have started inking their $5 bills to make the currency’s figure resemble Spock.
The Canadian Design Resource, a group whose role is to connect designers with clients, put out a call for citizens to mark up their $5 bills, which features former Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, this morning:
All the bill needs is a thick coating of ink to draw on jet black hair, some lengthy sideburns and Nimoy’s signature Spock eyebrows. “This series of Canadian bills was an easy target,” CDR’s publisher Todd Falkowsky told Quartz. “The existing portraits are quite large and can be improvised with easily, and the color of our $5s are the same blue as Spock’s uniform.”
But as Mashable reports, writing on Canadian currency isn’t quite legal. The site points out that “the Currency Act and The Canadian Criminal Code clearly state[s] that no person shall melt down, break up or use otherwise than as currency any coin that is legal tender in Canada.”
Mashable also writes that making a $5 note look like Spock isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. Canadian’s have reportedly been doing it for years.