Former flight attendant in China who draws “lifelike” US banknotes and posts them online has been visited by police despite repeatedly saying his work cannot be spent. Photo: SCMP composite
Former flight attendant in China who draws “lifelike” US banknotes and posts them online has been visited by police despite repeatedly saying his work cannot be spent. Photo: SCMP composite

Artful forger: artist who draws ‘real-life’ US banknotes for fun gets visit from China’s anti-fake police and more than a million online followers

  • Talented Shi Yunlong draws lifelike, one-sided US and UK banknotes which look so much like real thing they piqued police interest
  • The Guangdong province-based artist also crafted a ‘fake’ ticket for the soccer World Cup final in Qatar to become a major online hit in China

Former flight attendant in China who draws “lifelike” US banknotes and posts them online has been visited by police despite repeatedly saying his work cannot be spent. Photo: SCMP composite
Former flight attendant in China who draws “lifelike” US banknotes and posts them online has been visited by police despite repeatedly saying his work cannot be spent. Photo: SCMP composite
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