Phosphor Art's Pastiche artist Jon Rogers worked with the Bank of Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and Anomaly on a special reproduction painting.
As part of their 'Tap the Past to Preserve the Future' campaign, Bank of Scotland commissioned Jon to paint a replica of the famous 1766 portrait of Colonel William Gordon, with a few added extras...
The painting has now been installed in Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire where visitors can tap their contactless cards against General Gordon's card reader to donate £2 to the National Trust. Another artist also recreated a marble bust of Robert Burns which was installed in his birthplace. According to UK Finance1, use of notes and coins dropped by 15% last year, while contactless debit and credit card payments increased by 97%. It is hoped that these quirky card readers will help raise some money for the National Trust, now that it's easier to donate.
Take a peek at Pastiche's portfolio to see what else Jon can do.