Upon news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing last Friday, The Canadian Design Resource (CDR) tweeted a call to arms:
"Spock" your $5 bills for Leonard Nimoy pic.twitter.com/bKdKyC3l4q — Design Canada (@The_CDR) February 27, 2015“Spocking fives,” as it’s called, is not a new campaign but in fact a fine Canadian tradition that involves etching the beloved Vulcan’s profile over Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier on the five-dollar banknote. “This series of Canadian bills was an easy target,” explains CDR’s publisher Todd Falkowsky. “The existing portraits are quite large and can be improvised with easily and the colour of our $5’s are the same blue as Spock’s uniform,” he tells Quartz. via Quartz.