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A History of Wall Street Journal Hedcuts
Since 1979, the drawings, or hedcuts, have become much more than the currency and certificate engravings they were modeled on. So many likenesses of prominent figures have been featured that to have one’s hedcut appear in the Journal is, for most, a seminal moment.
“It sort of became a status symbol,” says staff artist Hai Knafo.
Here’s how they’re made: