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Bang for the Buck

A graphic print design inspired by Roy Lichtenstein with a modern take. A tongue and cheek visual statement on the idiom "Bang for the Buck" gives it a whole new synonymous meaning. Traditionally the phrase means to get a good deal or great value for the money you pay.


The visual of the girl holding a gun can be translated as a street culture connotaion where "bang" means to gang bang, also the act of having sex for money.


Bang for the buck is an idiom meaning the worth of one's money or exertion. The phrase originated from the slang usage of the words "bang" which means "excitement" and "buck" which means "money". Variations of the term include "bang for your buck," "bang for one's buck," "more bang for the buck," "bigger bang for the buck," and mixings of these. "More bang for the buck" was preceded by "more bounce to the ounce", an advertising slogan used in 1950 to market the carbonated soft drink Pepsi. The phrase "bigger bang for the buck" was notably used by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Secretary of Defense, Charles Erwin Wilson, in 1954. He used it to describe the New Look policy of depending on nuclear weapons, rather than a large regular army, to keep the Soviet Union in check. Today, the phrase is used to mean a greater worth for the money used. !4$ is sometimes used as a shorthand version.


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