Grid September 2012 edition

This project was another short-deadline piece for Grid Magazine's September 2012 edition.  I used the dot-matrix pattern to give the finished work a more game like feel, and pumped up the color to emphasize the desire factor that's inherent in our collective spending habits.  

Read the article online (very last page of the magazine).

How does one avoid spending money?  It seems that the daily circumstances that befall us can force us into spending more than we want, but like the author of this article muses, it's more the habit of daily spending most of us are ingrained with that causes the constant seemingly benign outflow.  Over time, so much spending gets out of control and we wonder if we do, in fact, have any control over it.

Could you go a weekend without spending any money?