"The goal was to create a world completely made out of banknotes and explicit characters that stood for themselves... All characters (Lincoln, Mao and the unknown lady) were created as 3D characters in Softimage XSI. Therefore, our designing team engaged in a lot of origami studying. To get used to the technique, we spent a lot of time with uncountable folding sessions. We took dollar and pound notes and folded Origami figures until our hands bled." - Andreas Pohl, Creative Director, Optix.