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Z is for The Zimbabwean

Poster made from Zimbabwe money (photo by Tui Snider)
Poster made from Zimbabwe money (photo by Tui Snider)

The Trillion Dollar Campaign

Today’s post features a photo I took at the British Museum. It’s a poster that is printed on actual African currency as part of an advertising campaign called the Trillion Dollar Campaign. This ad campaign was launched in 2009 by a newspaper called The Zimbabwean to call attention to rampant hyperinflation. Understanding the economy has never been my strong suit, but this poster really stopped me in my tracks. The clever ad campaign even won an award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Wow! We made it all the way to the letter Z!

Phew! We’ve blogged our way from one end of the alphabet to the other once again. Did you make it all the way to Z? Did you have fun with this year’s A to Z blog challenge? What did you enjoy the most? Think you’ll be taking the A to Z challenge again next year?

Follow me on Instagram & I’ll follow you back!

I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer, which is why my theme for the 2014 A to Z blog challenge is Instagram Travel Photos. If you are on Instagram, I’d be delighted to follow you. Simply follow my photo feed (@TuiSnider) on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

For more, check out my collaboration with Morgan Dragonwillow. Morgan used my iPhone photos to accompany her poems in a book called Wild Woman Waking. Check it out!

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can.

My A to Z Inspired Book: Unexpected Texas

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my blog during the A to Z Challenge last year, because it convinced me to take the self-publishing plunge. On March 2, 2014, I released Unexpected Texas as a paperback and eBook and it quickly became an Amazon Best Seller!

Check out other A to Z blogs below:

Check out the other participants of the A to Z Challenge 


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  1. Congrats on completing the challenge – it was my first year participating and was definitely more work than I initially thought but in the end the A to Z Challenge was really rewarding.

    Great topic for the letter Z – very interesting, the piece is definitely attention grabbing!

  2. Congratulations on making it to the end with us. You did a great job this year. I wish you well with future Unexpected Texas sales and future book endeavors.

    An A to Z Co-Host

  3. Loved the photo!
    Congratulations in finishing the challenge! We appreciate meeting you and your blog through it..we look forward to keep connected! :)

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Hi FrandalF16,

      I enjoyed meeting you through the A to Z challenge, too. I’ve bookmarked your site and will return often. :)

      Hmmm… I see that your Z post is about Zocalo. I know what that means in Italian (rat – although it also has slang connotations.) I’ll be curious to see what it means in Espanol!

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thank you, Courtney! Whee! I’m off to check out your Z post now. :D

  4. Congrats, Tui! Love the poster – it really says a lot.
    It was great following you through the challenge. Let´s keep in touch!

  5. Seeing an ad printed on money with such a slogan does arrest ones attention. Unfortunately, in this case I suppose it was true advertising.
    Ho’omaika’i (Congratulations) on completing the AtoZChallenge; it has been an exhilarating experience. I thought I was prepared, had my theme selected, all post words assigned, over half the articles written. Still felt somewhat overwhelmed!
    Happy “May Day is Lei Day” Hawaii tomorrow! Gail visiting for AtoZ

  6. That is amazing! I am not econ wiz either but that is just mind blowing. So glad you found me! I really enjoy your blog!

  7. You did it, Tui! Congrats! \o/ You had fun posts too and I loved reading them all.

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog, well done for making it to the end too.

  9. I’ve really enjoyed reading your A to Z posts! All the pictures were amazing, too! You are a great photographer! Thanks for the RTs for mine, and very happy we made a connection. Look forward to reading more of your posts! Congratulations on a fantastic job for A to Z Blog Challente 2014!

  10. We did it, my love, we did it!! I have enjoyed your posts and photos A LOT! and its funny, because I found myself thinking back to when we first were friends on twitter which seems like eons ago now. It was from #commenthour, right?

    Anyway – oodles of congrats.

    PS – I’ll be driving across Texas soon!!

  11. Intriguing post to finish with – congratulations. I made it too, it’s been amazing.

  12. That is a striking ad. I didn’t quite understand it at first, but in the context it seems like a perfect way to get the message across. Awesome!

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