Canadian fans honor Leonard Nimoy by drawing Spock on 5-dollar bills
In a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died Feb. 27, the Canadian Design Resource encouraged fans on Twitter to “Spock” their five-dollar bills. Nimoy was best known as Mr. Spock, the half-human half-Vulcan science officer in Star Trek.
The homage is a nod to a Reddit thread last year, which featured users editing their bank notes to look like Spock in response to the new $5 and $10 bills printed with Canadian-built robotic arms for the international space program.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden also paid tribute to the late actor, releasing a statement that said, “Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration to multiple generations of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and other space explorers. As Mr. Spock, he made science and technology important to the story, while never failing to show, by example, that it is the people around us who matter most.”